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Hans-Agne Jakobsson "T507" Chandelier for Markaryd, Sweden 1960s

$ 5,225
  • Description
    This marvellous, brass five-light chandelier was created in what we now call “the golden age of Scandinavian design”. Hans-Agne Jakobsson was the great Swedish master of lighting, designing some of the most recognizable mid-century modern lamps of Scandinavia.

    Known as model ‘T507’, this five-shade piece is immediately recognizable thanks to its characteristics, mainly its uniquely shaped glass shades. The amber-coloured glass shades have a cylindrical shape with narrowing tops 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 structure. The polished 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. The shade holders have decorative holes arranged in a circle on their bottoms, letting light through for a neat effect. The glass shades are arranged in close proximity to each other, therefore the chandelier seems 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 remains elegant and modern even to the contemporary eye.

    Like most of Jakobsson’s mid-century designs, this model utilizes unique angles and quality 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 chandelier 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. One of the shades has a small crack.

    20.86 in ? x 35.82 in H
    53 cm ? x 91 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 chandelier 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: Brass, Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Small scratches and marks on the brass. One of the shades has a small crack.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20231725
    Incollect Reference #: 645459
  • Dimensions
    H. 35.83 in; Diam. 20.87 in;
    H. 91 cm; Diam. 53 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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