Large Hans-Agne Jakobsson Chandelier with Glass Spheres
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Hans-Agne Jakobsson, chandelier, brass, glass, Sweden, 1960s
This impressive chandelier is designed by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. A bright source of elegance and light, this piece is able to provide realm and lift up an entire interior by itself. Multiple glass spheres are arranged in circles on four levels. The body and levels of this lamp are made in a beautiful brass with admirable patina, that works perfectly with the subtle but rich glass globes. The structured glass creates a wonderful light that makes this grand chandelier a true eye-catcher.
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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