Coronell Elektro Stainless Steel Pendant Lamp
Materials: Round curved stainless steel slats lampshade made of 3 layers of slats mounted on 3 metal rings. Black painted perforated metal ring on top. Some metal parts. Metal chain and canopy. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 22,5 cm / 8.85”
Width: ∅ 40 cm / 15.74”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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: Werner Schou.
Manufacturer: Coronell Elektro A/S, Hellerup, Zealand, Denmark.
Other versions: This Coronell Elektro stainless steel pendant lamp exists in several versions and materials. Made in copper, brass and stainless steel.
Often said that reversed version of these pendant lamps are a design of Thorsten Orrling and were produced by Hans-Agne Jakobsson, but those are false assumptions. It is a lamp made by the Swiss-German Temde company and it was a design of H. Zender. It was awarded in 1971 with an iF Design Award. You can find it over here, on Vintageinfo.
This lamp is a typical Coronell Elektro lamp. It has it’s perforated elongated slits lid on top and a canopy with a rubber ring.
The same lamps were made (or sold) in copper or brass by Temde Leuchten from Germany. You can find them online with a label. Also often attributed tot Thorsten Orrling. You can find identical lamps attributed to the Hans-Agne Jakobsson company.
Thorsten Orrling designed a few lamps for Hans-Agne Jakobsson, but these type of lamps never have a label of the Hans-Agne Jakobsson company. Also they don’t appear in the archive of the Berg Gallery. But it is not a complete archive, unfortunately.
It is possible that these lamps were produced or sold by several companies, because you find them with different parts. Also Coronell Elektro used many different parts over the years. But in all probability designed by Werner Schou. Werner Schou designed al his lamps.
Coronell Elektro A/S
Coronell Elektro A/S was founded in 1964 by designer Werner Schou (Werner Hugo August Schou). The company produced many sculptural lights, mostly in metal with glass, wood or plastic in a crystal shaped style.
Coronell Elektro A/S ended business in 1991. Coronell Lampe ApS, the latter set up in Birkerød, Denmark operated from 1979 until 1998. Birkerød is some 20 km – 12,5 Mi from Hellerup. It was also owned by designer Werner Schou.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Archive of Hans-Agne Jakobsson on Berggalery Sweden
iF Design Award for the reversed version by Temde
Coronell Elektro pendant lamp with the same lid on top
Other lamps made by Coronell Elektro
Many Thanks to Koen for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his Instagram account over here.