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In 1993, the Swedish lighting company, Bsweden, was founded by Gunnel Svensson. Bsweden is a brand that produces exclusive lamps with a stylish and modern look. The lamps are produced in a small factory in Sweden, in the forests of Småland, and have traveled the world over the last 30 years and helped to illuminate lives and places around the world. These are trendsetting lamps such as the iconic Manhattan and Fling series, which can be found in Bsweden's wide range of modern and innovative lamps. The lamps are produced in collaboration with famous Scandinavian designers such as Jonas Wagell, Helena Svensson and David Taylor.
The Manhattan series
The Manhattan series of lamps was designed back in 1997 by the founder of Bsweden himself, namely Gunnel Svensson. A series inspired by the shape of a drinking glass and a drink of the same name, Manhattan. Manhattan is produced in brushed stainless steel and has a glass lampshade, which is available in several different shades. For more than 20 years, this lamp has been the company's bestseller, and has become an iconic design from Bsweden. A design that will fit into any type of interior design in the modern home. The Manhattan series is available as a pendant, table lamp and wall lamp.
Surrounded by beautiful design and high quality, Gunnel grew up in southern Sweden, where her family founded the furniture company Svenssons. Gunnel's passion for design and aesthetics has been a driving force in her career. Her solid educational background has come through studying industrial design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano and interior architecture in Denmark. At just 20 years old, Gunnel Svensson started designing furniture and organized exhibitions and fairs all over Sweden. In 1973 she took over her parents' business, and 20 years later in 1993, she created the company Bsweden.
Local craft traditions
When it comes to the production of Bsweden's lamps, there is collaboration with a number of local producers, all of whom are specialists in their respective trades, whether they are woodworkers or glassblowers. By choosing to cooperate with local suppliers and producers, Bsweden contributes to sustainability and the preservation of local environments. The regional heritage is appreciated and there is a desire to preserve and support local craft traditions. Lamps of exceptional quality that come from generations of skilled craftsmen.