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Vintage floor lamp by Knut & Marianne Hagberg
Vintage floor lamp by Knut & Marianne Hagberg
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Very nice floor lamp designed by the danish designers Knut & Marianne Hagberg and produced in Sweden. Made of metal and featuring an industrial look, the spot is signed (stamped) on the handler. The tripod is made of aluminum and plastic by Süda.
Beautiful Space Age table lamp made in Germany, in the mid 20th century. The base of the lamp, resembling the fins of a rocket are made of beige plastic. The lightshade, made of dark brown bakelite also features an aerodynamic shape. Made in the 1960s, this is a representative piece fort the aesthetics of the Space Race era.
The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. The Space Age is generally considered to have begun with Sputnik (1957). During the 1950s, architecture, furniture, interior design, cars, and gadget design took on a curiously spaceflight-inspired aesthetic.
Beautiful Living Room set consisting of a sofa and two armchairs designed by the famous Bruksbo Tegnekontor design studio and made at Stranda Industri a/s in the 1960s. This set is the creation of Torbjørn Afdal, the most famous of their designers. The rosewood frame, the wide armrests, the minimalist outline, all are typical for his style. Both the sofa and the armchairs have their original upholstery.
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European plug (up to 240V), Type C plug (also compatible with Type E & F outlets)
Cord length: 220 cm, Original lightbulb sockets, Original plug, Original switch
37 x 37 cm (at the base of the tripod), Max height = 96 cm, Min height = 62 cm
If your delivery address is not in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland, please be advised that import duty is not included in the prices you see online
Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg began their joint design journey in 1973 when they trained as interior and furniture designers in Copenhagen and started his own. But one day there appeared a funny ad in the newspaper, IKEA searched “dekochefer for Europe”.
After six months of employment had siblings an offer to become designers. Today, they have worked for IKEA for 33 years and is a big part of our design history.
Why have you remained so long?
– Because it’s so darn fun! There are people, there are meetings. We are after all for the many people. And then there’s an incredibly comfortable working environment.
When Knut and Marianne visited Älmhult for the first time had only 23 IKEA stores around the world.
– It’s been an amazingly beautiful and incredible journey. You can imagine how small it was then, says Marianne.
The series Äpplarö design of Knut and Marianne Hagberg has a new dark brown finish. The durable and beautiful acacia wood is treated with an extra thick layer of glaze for durability. Just like all wood in the IKEA our products meet the acacia in Äpplarö our requirements for responsible forest management.
Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg has designed from HEMNES agencies to CAUTION children stool. Children’s furniture series puzzle as they did in the 80’s has become one of their favorites.
– At that time, it was children’s furniture often stunted adult furniture. We wanted to create something that was based on the children’s world. Puzzle would be small funny fellows with good function that the children would be accused of. There would be no sharp corners, not something that could be broken, so it was metal legs with large round knobs that does not tumbled and plastic seats in fun colors.
What product do you become the most popular among customers over the years?
Small cabinet made by Ganddal Møbelfabrikk (Norway) in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Still displaying some Art Deco style elements (clean and sober geometric lines), this piece also announce (with its flared legs, its curved edges and its overall minimalist) the triumph of Nordic design. The two top drawers are closing perfectly, creating the impression of a massive counter-top. Behind, the plywood has a small hole in for power cables (bottom right). The surfaces, lacquered, have a special luster. This piece was recently restored and is in a very good shape.
Beautiful ceramic table lamp designed by Einar Johansen and produced by Søholm Stentøj, Denmark, in the late 1960s. The body, pear-shaped, is remarkable due to the simplicity of line and earthy colors. Søholm Stentøj is not a lights factory but a ceramic art studio that values the design and quality. The lamp is in very good condition.
Einar Johansen was a Danish ceramicist, who trained as a painter at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, but later changed his mind and became a pottery maker. He had his own pottery in the period 1935-1958. He was employed at Søholm in the period 1958-1968, and designed several, beautiful stoneware and pottery – among these, his famous blue glazed stoneware. He worked for Knabstrup (a Danish Pottery) in the early 1970s.
Søholm Stentøj was founded in 1835 by Edvard Christian Sonne and Herman Sonne Wolffsen in Bornholm, Denmark. The factory closed in 1996.
Exquisite table lamp signed Val Saint Lambert. This hand-made piece is made in the 1960s by the most prominent crystal manufacturer in Benelux, official supplier to H.M. the King of Belgium. Signed on the bottom, "Val St. Lambert". Still has the original label. The piece is in a very good condition.
History of Val St. Lambert: In June 1826, smoke was rising from the chimney of the Cistercian abbey in Seraing, near Liège: the first furnace of the Val Saint Lambert Crystal Works had just been fired up. Val Saint Lambert would rapidly emerge as the epicentre of the Belgian crystal industry. For all the preconditions for a successful industry were met: the vicinity to the Meuse, a coal-rich region, a rail network, and even the enormous monastery facilities, which were ideally suited for artistic and craft activities on a large scale.
The end of the 19th century ushered in a golden age for Val Saint Lambert. The site around the former abbey expanded into an impressive village with more than 180 worker dwellings, with small gardens, a school, a shop, and even a hospital. In the crystal works, by now world famous, some 5,000 employees produced 120,000 unique crystal creations each day.
World War I brought an abrupt end to the expansion. Several key markets disappeared: the Balkans, the Russian tsars and Germany. The great depression of 1929 and the bombardment of World War II meant a further decline for the crystal works. This situation lasted up to the 1960s and 1970s, before two major innovations breathed new life into Val Saint Lambert: the introduction of the diamond disc for better cutting and engraving, and the replacement of the traditional pot furnace by a bath furnace, which melted solid raw materials into liquid glass.
From the 1970s the company’s history is marked by several restructurings and takeovers. Today, the Val Saint Lambert Crystal Works are in the hands of the Onclin family, which aspires to reinstate the brand on a global level.
Famous magnetic Ball wall lamp designed by Benny Frandsen in the late 1960s, the lamp that led to the founding of the ABO Randers A/S company. It is in a very good shape, with only small age-related traces. This wall light enroll in both the Scandinavian Modern and Space Race aesthetics, being an icon of European design in the second half of the 20th century.
Benny Frandsen (b. 1941, named after jazz-clarinetist Benny Goodman) is a Danish designer and lighting producer. He was educated as an electronics engineer but his passion was to design light. By 1966, he had already designed some lamps for a discotheque, and then Frandsen tried to convince his boss to start a lighting production, but no luck. Afterwards, Benny Frandsen established Frandsen Lamps in 1968, by himself, and was located in his home in Skanderborg in Jutland. He designed geometric lamps, but the business was slow. Frandsen discovered that, the Danes wanted round lamps and not geometric lamps, so he began designing a round light instead. Here emerges the ultimate round lamp, a ball that was attached to a wall bracket with a magnet. This was a game changer for Frandsen. Everybody wanted the Ball wall lamp with magnet. Since then, there has been made many variations of this Ball lamp. In 1972, Frandsen starts a factory in Skanderborg, to keep up with the many requests. But by 1993 the company is sold to the Frits Concern, whom merges the lighting production with Lyskilde. This led to Frandsen winning the role of the director, under the new company name, Frandsen Lyskilde. Eventually Benny Frandsen buys the company back in 1996, as the Frits Concern closes, and reestablishes Frandsen Lighting.