Frandsen Lighting A/S has been designing, producing and marketing lamps since 1968. "Frandsen Lighting A/S develops and sells design products within lighting for people who consider design more important than price". It is important for them to design lamps in beautiful materials, and to make sure that their products are quality and taste.
The company Frandsen/Lyskilde is established in Brædstrup, Central Denmark. Their sole production is lampshades. Benny Frandsen establishes Frandsen Belysning in the basement of his private residence. The only staff beside Benny are two boys who help him after school. Benny starts out with a study debt of 25,000 kroner.
He begins by designing square lamps as well as the iconic Ball lamp series, initially as a wall lamp model. Ball pendant, table and standard lamps are subsequently launched.
Benny Frandsen wins first prize for best design among hundreds of exhibitors at the Lightshow exhibition in London.
Lyskilde (in Brædstrup) is acquired by the Friis furniture company.
Frandsen Belysning is sold to the Friis furniture company. Frandsen Belysning merges with Lyskilde under the name Frandsen/Lyskilde A/S. The Frandsen Project department is created. The purpose is to cater to hotels, restaurants, retail etc. The first giant lampshade with a diameter of 2 meters is produced.
Benny Frandsen buys back Frandsen/Lyskilde A/S.
The company is particularly strong in the areas of home lighting, lampshades and technical lighting. Frandsen/Lyskilde changes their name to Frandsen Lighting A/S.
Frandsen Lighting A/S establishes a collaboration with Verpan on the production of the VP Globe and Fun series designed by Verner Panton. DNC Holding (Director of Sales Dorte Nørgaard) and Buhr Invest (Johannes Poulsen) step in as shareholders and join Frandsen/Lyskilde. Frandsen Lighting A/S acquires Verpan.
The Group now comprises Frandsen Lighting A/S, Frandsen Project and Verpan. The name is now FRANDSEN GROUP.
FRANDSEN GROUP expands its warehouse with an additional 1,600 square metres, making the total 7,600 square metres