Luxo ASA is a Norwegian manufacturer of lamps.[1] Based in Oslo, it has sales throughout Europe and North America, with production plants in Norway, Sweden and Keila, Estonia. The company was founded in 1934 and was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.[2]

Luxo ASA
FounderJac Jacobsen
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In 1937, Jac Jacobsen, the founder of Luxo, invented the Luxo L-1 lamp (a modification of the earlier Anglepoise lamp).[3] The lamp was the inspiration for the 1986 animated short film, Luxo Jr., by Pixar Animation Studios.[4] The short subsequently became the subject of a lawsuit from Luxo.[5][6]

See alsoEdit

  • Luxo Jr. – Desk lamp & mascot of Pixar Animation Studios

External linksEdit

  • Official website  


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Luxo ASA". Businessweek. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ Luxo. "Story". Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  3. ^ "The L-1 Story". Luxo. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ Pixar Animation Studios Archived 2009-04-28 at the Wayback Machine tale of Luxo Jr.
  5. ^ "Pixar's Animated Desk Lamp Triggers Lampmaker Lawsuit (Update1)". Bloomberg. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Luxo lawsuit settled [UPDATE]". Big Screen Animation. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.