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


"ER 112/3" Chandelier in Brass and Opal Glass for Itsu, Finland Mid 20th Century

$ 3,135
  • Description
    This model “ER 112/3” lamp was designed during the mid 20th century, an era in which Finland saw the birth of many of its most iconic lighting models. Design-wise, it was a period of consistency, excellence, and sophistication. Itsu, short for Itä-Suomen Sähkö (eng. Eastern Finland Electricity), was a small, (then) lesser-known manufactory that produced characteristic models in small quantities inspired mainly by Paavo Tynell.

    By the 1950s, Finland had established itself as a force for innovation in design. The best qualities of Finnish light fixtures’ are their atmospheric light and disciplined, functionalist structure that is not short of subtle decorative elements. This model shares the characteristic perforated shade holders as the brass chandelier models designed by Mauri Almari for Itsu. The vertical hollow lines enhance the shape of the shade holders and also serve as one of the main decorative elements of the design.

    The three symmetrically arranged arms each hold an opal glass shade in a classic bell shape. Cleverly, the shade holders mirror their shape to create a balanced look. This model utilizes the mid-century era’s popular combination of brass and glass; the elongated bell shape of the shades shows off the opal glass and the play of shadows it creates when the light is lit. Accentuating these shapes is the polished brass that features a nice patina. Overall, the composition of the shapes and clever decorative elements give this lamp a personality that isn’t loud but still stands out, which is an essentially Finnish design virtue. The refined work and unique work of Finnish lighting designers has made their creations increasingly valued by collectors in the know.

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

    13.78 in Ø x 19.88 in H
    35 cm Ø x 50.5 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: Finland
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass, Opal Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: Mid-20th Century
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20242229
    Incollect Reference #: 727057
  • Dimensions
    H. 19.88 in; Diam. 13.78 in;
    H. 50.5 cm; Diam. 35 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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