AB Ellysett Table Lamp
Materials: Pine wood. Screen printed apples on a fabric lampshade. Bakelite socket.
Height: 34 cm / 13.38”
Depth: 14,5 cm / 5.70”
Width: 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919 – 2009) – attributed.
Manufacturer: AB Ellysett, Markaryd, Sweden.
Other versions: Also made with a lampshade with a pear screen print as you can see below.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson was a Swedish interior and furniture designer, born in Hvadhem on Gotland, Sweden in 1919. Jakobsson became a cabinetmaker at the age of 18 and later he graduated as an architect in Göteborg. He began as an assistant to Carl Malmsten and Werner West.
After his graduation Hans–Agne Jakobsson started as an industrial designer at General Motors.
In 1951 he founded his own lighting company Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB in Markaryd. He also designed lamps for his 2 other companies: AB Ellysett, also in Markaryd, lamps completely made of pine wood, such as this one.
SCAN-LIGHT was the third company. SCAN-LIGHT was for the lamps that were mostly made of plastic. It was also located in the same town. Hans-Agne Jakobsson also had a company in The Netherlands: Svera – Hans-Agne Jakobsson Nederland N.V.
Also Koninklijke Philips N.V. from The Netherlands had some lamps by Jakobsson in their catalogue, such as this this wall lamp.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson died in 2009 at the age of 90. His closest family are his wife Lisa and their children, Karin and Ola.
Markaryd is an urban area in Sweden with some 4000 inhabitants (2016).