Hans Agne Jakobsson 'Balloon' Floor Lamp with Off-White Shade
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden, floor lamp, model G123, brass, fabric, metal, Sweden, 1960s
This playful 'Balloon' lamp was designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson in the 1960s. The circular lampshade catches the eye. A globe-shaped fabric in off-white is attached to the metal construction through which the vertical lines of the framework can be admired. Therefore, in a visual sense, a certain rhythm is created. The big shade is fixated to a brass stem that ends in a cylindrical base.
The Swedish interior and furniture designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919-2009) was born in Hvadhem, a small village located in the province Gotland, Sweden, in 1919. Jakobsson obtained an apprenticeship as a carpenter before completing an architectural study in Gothenburg. He made his entrance as an industrial designer at General Motors and subsequently started assisting furniture designers Carl Malmsten (1888-1972) and Werner West (1890-1959). In 1951, he established his own company ‘Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB’ in Markaryd, Sweden. He worked during the Golden Age of Scandinavian design and his oeuvre ranged from furniture, lighting, and various everyday objects. Jakobsson is best remembered for his softly glowing, glare-free lighting fixtures, which were inspired by the "organic modern" approaches of Danish lighting master Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) and Finnish icon Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). Jakobsson created a diversity of pendants, floor lamps, wall lamps, and table lamps that showcase a penchant for diverse materials and forms, as well as a deep understanding of lighting effects. Throughout his career, Jakobsson carried out commissions for private homes as well as public buildings. In 2009, Hans-Agne Jakobsson passed away in Markaryd, leaving a long-lasting mark in the field of lighting design.
Please note that the depicted photographs show an example of the way this item can be tailored to specific wishes of our clients. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding upholstery and finishing. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. With high attention to the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. Please note that a custom-made reupholstered shade has a lead-time of twelve to fourteen weeks. All to meet our high-quality and standards.
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