and family, and he applied them to developing ateljé
Lyktan’s most bankable models.
Although the production methods changed, the
core designs remained true to the originals; along
with Bumling, ateljé Lyktan launched its Supertube
in the late 1960s, based on an earlier design by
Bergström. Extensive product development and a new
manufacturing process meant it was now possible to
extend tube luminaires into long tracks which could be
installed in any direction and level, and turned through
360 degrees to be directed up, down or to the sides.
Bergström’s ateljé Lyktan, like many other design-based companies, entered a new era.
In the mid-1970s Pehrson sold ateljé Lyktan to Fagerhult.
As the Bumling, Supertube, Tube, and Knubbling lines
developed the firm opened a new factory in 1977. Five
years later Pehrson died and was succeeded by Bengt
Fitger. The company focused increasingly on lighting
for public spaces until Rolf Brandstedt took up the post
as CEO in 1992. New lines included Tommy Govén’s
Fovea, the first luminaire designed for the new, narrow
T5 fluorescent tube. Fovea was unveiled at the lighting
exhibition in Hanover in 1996, the same year that
Bergström passed away, aged 86.
Above: the Supertube production
line at the factory in Åhus
Opposite: many luminaires were
variations on a theme