Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Gunnar Ander "Sonata" Candle Holders for Ystad Metall, Sweden 1950s

$ 1,568
  • Description
    Gunnar Ander was an industrial designer and architect, and one of the brightest stars of 20th-century Swedish metal, wood, and glass design. His most well-known models are the innovative designs for Ystad Metall, such as this unique pair of candle holders. His designs are represented in numerous museums in Sweden.

    These black lacquered wrought iron and brass “Sonata” candle holders have an intrinsically modern, sculptural look. The versatile shapes and forms come alive thanks to the modern materials and the colour choice. Like with lamps, it says a lot about a design when it stands out even without its source of light, in this case, candles. With home improvements on the upswing, candlesticks and holders have found a resurgence, as they are rather impactful additions to any space despite their size. These candle holders can also serve as centrepieces on a table, as they are sure to draw attention. The smooth black lacquered iron bodies rest on a hollow circle base and curve upwards. Each of them have four brass cups with so-called chambersticks, small pans to catch dripping wax. The last cups have an elongated lower part ending in a brass sphere. This ingenious feature creates perfect balance as well as a focal point. The design is also customizable in the sense that any type and colour of candles can be placed in the cups to match the interior and personal preferences.

    Gunnar Ander was a long-time employee at Ystad-Metall, where he designed utility and art objects in brass, silver, and other materials. The company was founded in 1919 in the south of Sweden. It was active until 1969 and was highly successful thanks to its stylistically pure objects of various metals. Many well-known Swedish designers like Ivar Ålenius-Björk, Carl-Einar Borgström also worked alongside Gunnar Ander during the company’s heyday.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina with some marks.

    8.66 in Ø x 9.44 in H
    22 cm Ø x 24 cm H

    These candle holders will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Metal, Brass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina with some marks.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20221392
    Incollect Reference #: 613578
  • Dimensions
    H. 9.45 in; Diam. 8.66 in;
    H. 24 cm; Diam. 22 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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