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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Brass Wall Lamps with Smoked Glass Shades, Sweden 1960s

$ 10,450
  • Description
    This pair of wall lamps is among the most stunning models of Jakobsson’s. With each brass frame holding five smoked, translucent glass shades, these lamps are the upgraded, larger version of the model V 149/3. The design clearly shows the Swedish designer’s studies in architecture, with beautiful geometric forms and symmetry dominating the structures.

    The dominating visual feature of this model is the brass structure with five brass tubes connected by a large, vertical brass slat. The tubes are arranged on two levels, with two on the upper, and three on the lower level, with each one holding a translucent, smoked glass shade. The shades resemble pressed spheres and have a generous size. Thanks to the arrangement of the brass poles and bulbs, this wall lamp divides the light evenly and uniquely. When switched on, the light coming from the smoked glass shades brighten the yellow brass beautifully, as if it was also glowing from the inside. The vertical slat overreaches the shades, visually elongating the design, emphasizing the design’s geometrical nature.

    These wall lamps have all the characteristics Jakobsson was famous for; they are elegant and stylish, and while the design allows them to be big and shiny, they never become tacky. This model was produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, Markaryd in Sweden, and the design was still popular in the 1980s, even making an appearance in the 1983 – 1984 Philips catalogue.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and marks on the patinated brass structures.

    19.68 in W x 14.56 in D x 21.85 in H
    50 cm W x 37 cm D x 55.5 cm H

    About the Designer:
    Born in 1919 in Gotland, Sweden, Hans Agne Jakobsson is one of the most well-known Swedish lighting designers. He did his carpenter apprenticeship before studying architecture in Gothenburg.

    First working as an industrial designer for General Motors, he later founded his own company after being an assistant to the designers Carl Malmsten and Werner West. In 1950, due to Christmas, he added a model of hanging lamps in small strips of pine in one of his stores to soften the lively lighting of the shop window. The people who were passing by were immediately seduced by this hanging lamp, which started it all. He established his own company in 1951: Hans Agne Jakobsson AB and began producing this model in his factories and achieved success abroad as well. In 50 years, he designed more than 2000 lamps with unique designs.

    He used materials and experimented with multiple techniques, for example using fabrics with fringes, blown glass of colour and smoked glass. His great diversity resulted in a wide range of timeless lighting models. These pieces continue to seduce design lovers, as they adapt themselves to any interior, without blending into the background.

    Today, Jakobsson’s works can be found in private homes as well as public institutions throughout Sweden. The designer passed away in 2009 in Sweden, leaving behind a great legacy. ~H.

    This daybed will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the work in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass - Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and marks on the patinated brass structures.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20210797
    Incollect Reference #: 510653
  • Dimensions
    W. 19.69 in; H. 21.85 in; D. 14.57 in;
    W. 50 cm; H. 55.5 cm; D. 37 cm;
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