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Hans-Agne Jakobsson “Patricia” Chandeliers , Sweden 1960s

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Sweden
Period 1950-1979
Materials Brass - Glass
W. 22.05 in; H. 65.75 in; D. 22.05 in;
W. 56 cm; H. 167 cm; D. 56 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Small scratches and marks on the brass.
Creation Date 1960s
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description This pair of stunning brass and glass “Patricia” chandeliers was created in what we now call “the golden age of Scandinavian design”. Hans-Agne Jakobsson created Swedish lighting models that still define the era, and this model is no exception.

Known as model ‘T372/12’, these twelve-shade lamps are immediately recognizable thanks to their characteristics. Standing out the most are the twelve, amber-coloured glass shades that are equally mesmerizing whether the light is on or off. Similarly to his other models, the design clearly shows the Swedish designer’s studies in architecture, with beautiful geometric forms and symmetry dominating the structures. The brass structure is held by a single, vertical brass pole. Attached to the main pole are twelve, symmetrically arranged poles with a shade on each end. What makes this model distinctive is the arrangement and shape of the individual poles: the six shades on the lower level are held by curving poles with brass candelabra sockets. The second level holds the six shades that are arranged between the lower shades. As a result of the close arrangement of the shades and the brass structures, the chandeliers seem to “glow” when lit, creating a dazzling effect. This model has all the characteristics Jakobsson was famous for; it is elegant and stylish, and while the design allows it to be big and shiny, it never becomes tacky.

Like most of Jakobsson’s mid-century designs, this pair of softly glowing, glare-free chandeliers was inspired by the "organic modern" approaches of Danish lighting master, Poul Henningsen and Finnish icon, Alvar Aalto. Jakobsson was famed for his imaginative light fixtures, which utilize unique angles and materials to create a soft quality of light. With a background in cabinetmaking and the world of architecture, shaping light with the use of materials and colours came naturally to him. This ceiling lamp was created at his own famed workshop in Markaryd, Sweden.

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

22.04 in W x 22.04 in D x 65.74 in H
56 cm W X 56 cm D x 167 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.

These chandeliers will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20210687
Incollect Reference Number 485224
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