Rare Hans-Agne Jakobsson Chandelier in Brass and White Glass
Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd, chandelier, model 'C1280', brass, glass, 1960s, measures: 8.2 ft.
Designed by the renowned Swedish master Hans-Agne Jakobsson, this impressive chandelier has a grandiose presence, executed with eight bell-shaped opaque white glass shades with a glossy finish. The harmoniously interplay of materials exudes a warm and serene ambiance, complementing the chandelier's elegant composition. The chandelier is suspended by two cylindrical brass canopies that are connected to slender tubes. Due to its significant size, this chandelier would serve as an exquisite centerpiece above a grand dining or conference table.
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 this item is in good, used condition.
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