Hans-Agne Jakobsson Chandelier in Brass and Blown Glass
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden, chandelier, brass, blown glass, Sweden, 1960s.
This chandelier is designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson and realized in his own workshop in Markaryd, Sweden. With regard to its essential form and material use, this chandelier is a testimony to the Golden Age of Scandinavian design. The construction is based on a round framework that is suspended from four rods and closed at the ceiling using canopy structures with a cylindrical shape. The identical shape is noticeable in the hand-blown glass shades, which feature exquisite bubbles and are inserted into the frame. The textured glass creates this very sophisticated and soft light partition, adding a pleasant ambience to the room.
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 glass contains some minor chips. The brass is in patinated condition. For further details, we encourage you to reach out to our team of design specialists.
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