Hans-Agne Jakobsson Pair of 'Fringe' Wall Lights in Brass and Silk
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, Sweden, pair of 'Fringe' wall lights, model V-271, brass, silk, Sweden, 1950s
These extravagant wall lights are composed of an elegant curved arm, which holds a pendant adorned with off-white silk fringes. As a result, a sophisticated and warm light partition shines through these eccentric strings. A design that is a wonderful solution to lighten up a small space, or would function very well as an additional light in a larger space.
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.
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