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


Asea-Elektroskandia Five Arm Brass and Glass Ceiling Light, Sweden ca 1950s

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  • Description
    The Danes call it Hygge, the Swedes Lagom, and the Norwegians, Friluftsliv. When it comes to Scandinavian interiors, these expressions mean clear design that can be enjoyed without being distracted by too many details. Lighting in particular, plays an essential role in creating a soothing ambience.

    While a flush mount lighting sits directly against the ceiling, semi-flush mount fixtures are suspended, leaving a small gap between the ceiling and fixture. As this model shows, this gap allows for an uplit effect, while providing a direct downward light. This ceiling fixture therefore produces a better ambient light effect than flush mount fixtures. This is also the result of the simple but effective design that is in service of functionality and the Swedish idea of “good design”. Like most Swedish light fixtures of the era, the design assumes a more minimalist look that does not contain prisms and illuminates the space with direct light from the lightbulbs. The brass structure is quite traditional with a cone-shaped base that holds five symmetrically arranged arms with each holding a downward facing milk glass shade. The shape and material of the shades sets the overall aesthetic of this model, introducing modernism to a classic, multi-armed ceiling light style. When turned on, the warm light brightens up the brass’s colour creating a warm, cosy impression. The design is very successful in mixing the traditional and modern elements while staying true to the guiding principles of Swedish modernism. Asea AB, founded in 1883, was a Swedish electrotechnical company headquartered in Västerås. The historic company not only produced high-quality lighting such as this ceiling light model, but has had a decisive influence on how the Swedish electrotechnical industry has developed as well.

    Surrounded by stunning natural features, Sweden has developed a unique, nature-loving and understated interior design style. Ceiling fixtures, such as this Swedish model have an important role to create an ambience that is cosy and stylish while not compromising on quality and functionality.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.

    24 in ø x 10.43 in H
    61 cm ø x 26.5 cm H

    This lamp will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Glass, Brass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: ca 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20221464
    Incollect Reference #: 625924
  • Dimensions
    H. 10.43 in; Diam. 24.02 in;
    H. 26.5 cm; Diam. 61 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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