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AB Ellysett Table Lamp Designer: Hans-Agne Jakobsson pine wood pop art pear lampshade 1960s MCM

AB Ellysett Table Lamp Designer: Hans-Agne Jakobsson pine wood pop art pear lampshade 1960s MCM

AB Ellysett Table Lamp

Materials: Bedside lamp with a round pine wood base, candlestick model with a handle. Screen printed apples on a conical fabric lampshade, pop art style. Bakelite E14 socket.

Lampshade: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”

Height: 34 cm / 13.38”

Base: 14,5 cm / 5.70”

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: This AB Ellysett table lamp exists in several variations. It was also made with a lampshade with a pear screen print as you can see.

Hans-Agne Jakobsson

Hans-Agne Jakobsson was a Swedish interior and furniture designer, born in Hvadhem on GotlandSweden 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 HansAgne 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.

Hans-Agne Jakobsson passed away in 2009 at the age of 90His closest family are his wife Lisa and their children, Karin and Ola.

Markaryd is an urban area in Sweden with some 4000 inhabitants (2016).


AB Ellysett made many pine lamps for IKEA in the 70’s after his designs from the 50’s and 60’s. The material is the same and so is the construction. When you have a lamp without a label, it is in all probability a Hans-Agne Jakobsson lamp made for IKEA.

Many thanks to Joop from Art Broker Design for the pictures of the pear lamp.