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


Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen Table Lamp for ASEA Lighting, Sweden 1950s

$ 4,275
  • Description
    Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen was a Danish designer who is best known for his wide collection of light fixtures. A licensed ornamental metalworker, Holm-Sørensen started his design career in the 1950s, and many of his designs feature metal surface with different ornaments and perforations.This distinctive model is among his rare early creations. Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (in English, the “General Swedish Electrical Limited Company”), ASEA was a Swedish manufacturer of electrical products and industrial infrastructure. While broadly known for the more large-scale parts of the catalogue; e.g., steam turbines for power plants, high-speed locomotives for passenger railroads, etc.—ASEA endures in the hearts of design lovers for their mid-century interior lighting collections produced in collaboration with venerated designers like Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen and Hans Bergström.

    This rare ASEA table lamp, model E1296, dates back to the 1950s, featuring a cone-shaped base crafted from solid teak and a highly distinctive and artistically formed opaline glass shade secured by a brass cylinder. THE overall impression of the design is at the same time futuristic and essentially mid-century modern. This impressive achievement is the result of the materials and their innovative but functional use.This is especially true for the reflector “dancing” with the glass shade. Its white lacquered inside reflects the light, creating a nice effect. The light also highlights the brass cylinder around the neck of the lamp.The large dominating elements are balanced by the sleek elements such as the tube holding the reflector, and the conical shapes. During the 20th century, ASEA Belysning had acquired several rival companies, solidifying its position as one of Sweden's premier manufacturers of light fixtures. ASEA's Stockholm drawing office was responsible for the development of numerous modernistic lamps, designed for both public spaces and domestic applications. The company collaborated with numerous renowned designers, including Hans Bergström and Uno Kristiansson, over the years. As the story goes, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen sketched on everything: envelopes, theatre programmes, even tram tickets. Some remained sketches and ideas, but others he brought to life in the form of lamps. Thanks to a combination of imagination, talent and vision, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen created some of the most distinctive models of the 1950s, including this table lamp. While the large conical elements will be the first to catch the eye, the materials are just as interesting. The body is composed of teak, brass, and opaline glass, making sure that each material stands out in its own right. The conical construction makes it look light, balancing the thicker teak body. As a licensed ornamental metalworker, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen possessed an experimental, yet balanced understanding of materials, which is clearly traceable in this model. The dark teak parts are all separated by elements, of different materials like the brass and glass; this clever feature highlights each part of this table lamp, making it a well-thought-out, proportionate and artistic model.

    The Swedish company, ASEA manufactured this lamp with outmost care for its quality. The company was among the most renowned Swedish lighting manufacturers during the mid-century era, working with some of the most well-known Scandinavian designers. This rare table lamp shows the great success these collaborations had brought by.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks and scratches.

    5.51 in W x 5.51 in D x 14.96 in H
    14 cm W x 14 cm D x 38 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: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass, Glass, Teak
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks and scratches.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20232075
    Incollect Reference #: 700437
  • Dimensions
    W. 5.51 in; H. 14.96 in; D. 5.51 in;
    W. 14 cm; H. 38 cm; D. 14 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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