Teak chandelier with opaline glass globes by Uno & Östen Kristiansson
This three-armed teak chandelier has white vintage opaline glass globes.
It was executed by Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden in the 1950-1960s.
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.
Ceramic wall lights with brass detailing by Noomi Backhausen and Poul Brandborg
These large and larger glazed ceramic wall lights were designed by Noomi Backhousen and Poul Brandborg for Søholm Stoneware, Bornholm, Denmark in the 1960’s.
The larger ceramic wall light consists of five glazed ceramic discs on a metal frame. Whilst the large wall light consists of three glazed ceramic discs.
The glazing creates a flower-like illusion on each disc with a brass detail at the center.
Poul Brandborg became a head of production Søholm Stoneware in 1962. Here he worked with Noomi Backhausen and together they produced some the very successful chamotte ranges, He later became head of production at one of Bornholm’s other fine potteries Michael Andersen Ceramics in Rønne.
Both wall lights can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.
Both wall lights are signed and stamped ‘Bornholmsk Søholm Denmark Stentøj’.
5-disc wall light:
L. 83 cm. (32,7”)
D. 7 cm. (2,8”)
H. 25 cm. (9,8")
3-disc wall light:
L. 54 cm. (21,3”)
D. 7 cm. (2,8”)
H. 25 cm. (9,8”)
Six-arm chandelier with white opal glass screens by Fog & Mørup
This 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.
A set of four large golden brass pendants by Vilhelm Lauritzen
'The Gold Pendant' (Guldpendel) as it is called was designed for The People's House in Copenhagen in 1956 by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984).
Here is a set of four of these large golden brass pendants with perforated shades. The patented system inside the brass stem allows the length of the cord to be adjusted.
The pendants were executed by Louis Poulsen, Denmark.
H. 36,5 cm. (14,37 in.)
W. 18 cm. (7,09 in.)