In the 1940s PeFeGe Eriksson in Stockholm began to manufacture what soon established a reputation for itself as a classic among industrial work lamps – an instantly recognizable icon that over the years has found a place in countless factories. Indeed, we’re proud to have a PeFeGe original on one of our own lathes here at Örsjö Belysning.
Two Swedish architects, Ann Morsing and Beban Nord at Box Arkitekter, have risen to the challenge of updating this classic design to create a lamp to meet the new demands of today’s and tomorrow’s world – without compromising the distinctive appearance of the original that went out of production in the 1990s. “We could see the potential to transform the lamp into a product that would work in interior decoration contexts, simply by giving its lines a slightly more sophisticated look,” explains Beban Nord of Box Arkitekter. Today the new updated PJ series – contemporary, timeless and equally at home in both domestic, office and public settings – is produced by Örsjö Belysning in Nybro, Sweden. Ideally suited to a wide variety of styles and surroundings, the lamp combines flair with function. The name PJ has been retained. “It’s the original name, and it seemed only natural to continue to use it,” Beban Nord says.