Hans-Agne Jakobsson 'Sonata' Wall Light in Glass and Brass
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, 'Sonata' wall light, brass and glass, Sweden, 1960s
Elegant wall light designed by Swedish Master of Light; Hans Agne Jakobsson. This classic lamp features a round fixture with three arms that each hold a glass sphere. The lights remind of a modern take on girandoles. This wall scone has a very natural light partition. All together this is a beautiful and warm light for a hall way or living 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.
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