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


Helge Zimdal Brass "Löken" Ceiling Lights, Sweden 1970s

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  • Description
    Lök(en), or “onion” in English, is a lighting model with an iconic shape. Helge Zimdal was a Swedish architect and professor of architecture, a background that is clearly mirrored in the ingenious design of these lamps.

    These "Onion" pendants, manufactured by Falkenbergs Belysning AB quickly became a success, and understandably; the organic shape combined with high quality materials and craftsmanship is typical Swedish design, and makes this model one of the most beloved pendants from the Scandinavian Modern era. The sculptural design has a characteristically organic ceiling cup executed in polished brass, internally lacquered white. Each and every feature is equally in service of both function and for, fulfilling the most fundamental Scandinavian design principal of the mid-century era. The brass canopies have a restrained shape that mirrors the shades’. This is just one of the numerous subtle elements that show the great consideration of Zimdal. Another such element is the narrowing neck of the “onions” guiding the eyes to the decorative fabric cords that contrast interestingly with the brass. Whether suspended above a dining table, in a living room, or even as a standalone piece in a hallway, this pendant lamp is a conversation starter. It adds a touch of Scandinavian warmth and a sense of unity with nature to any interior.

    Perforated and coloured versions of this model exist, however, this solid brass version showcases the shape the most stunningly. This pair is an iconic example of the Scandinavian design philosophy of simplicity, functionality, and beauty. It continues to be a beloved symbol of Nordic craftsmanship and innovation, offering a touch of Scandinavian charm with an exquisite form and illuminating presence.

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

    Lamp 1
    7.08 in x 41.14 in H
    18 cm ⌀ x 104.5 cm H

    Lamp 2
    7.28 in ⌀ x 39.37 in H
    18.5 cm ⌀ x 100 cm H

    These lights 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.

    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
    Condition: Good. Small marks on the brass; visible marks and scratches on the inside lacquer.
    Creation Date: 1970s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20231920
    Incollect Reference #: 682474
  • Dimensions
    H. 39.37 in; Diam. 7.28 in;
    H. 100 cm; Diam. 18.5 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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