Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Lighting
Rare cylindrical ceiling lamp by Uno & Östen KristianssonThis rare ceiling lamp (model 555) was designed in the 1950s and executed by Swedish mirror and lighting producer ‘Luxus’ in the town of Vittsjö. Luxus was founded in 1951 by brothers Uno (1925-2009) and Östen Kristiansson (1927-2003), after having learned the trade from their father, Evert Kristiansson. He ran Vittsjö Möbelfabrik AB and produced wooden furniture for Swedish luxury department store Nordiska Kompaniet as well as other renowned architects like Carl Malmsten. The frame and ceiling cup are in oak with opal plexiglass shade and diffusers on each end. The height is adjustable ca. 50-150 cm.
Fog & Mørup, Lighting
Six-arm chandelier with white opal glass screens by Fog & MørupThis exceptional and rare six-arm chandelier has screens of opal glass with pattern and a brass and black lacquered metal frame. It was designed and executed in the 1950s by renowned lighting producer Fog & Mørup, and most likely made by special order and in a very limited edition. morupThe chandelier stamped by Fog & Mørup. Ansgar Fog og Erik Mørup became good friends in 1902 when they both worked in the same a grocery store in Århus, Denmark. Soon after they became business partners. They would start out as wholesales but success turned the company into production as well. For Fog & Mørup it was always about quality. And one of the main reasons they kept producing the best of the time was because they cared for their employees. They were one of the first companies in Denmark to pay their workers dividends. Erik Mørup believed that if the employees knew they would get part of the profit, they would care more about the materials and tools they were working with and ultimately create better quality. This chandelier is a testament to that belief.