Fåglavik Globe Table Lamp
Materials: 5 stacked brass rings base. Clear bubble glass sphere lampshade. E27 socket.
Height: 35 cm / 13.77”
Width: ∅ 20 cm / 7.87”
Height Base: 17 cm / 6.69”
Base: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 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.
Designers: Karl Erik Bodner & Paul Kedelv – attributed.
Manufacturer: AB Fåglaviks Glasbruk, Fåglavik, Sweden
Other versions: This Fåglavik globe table lamp exists with several types/colours of glass.
Fåglaviks Glasbruk was founded in 1874 by wholesale trader Anders Magnus Andersson (1835-1891) from Gothenburg. He was traveling across the country by train when he got stuck in a snow storm and had to stay overnight in Fåglavik.
The day after the blizzard, he noticed the large bog north of the station. He then told his host that he had a wholesale glass business and was planning to start a glass blowing business. He had been looking for a suitable place to build a glass factory for some time and thought Fåglavik was perfect to start a glass factory.
Andersson bought Lindspång’s farm near the station, where he had started the construction of the glassworks. In 1874, production started when the first glass was blown.
Karl Erik Bodner, together with Paul Kedelv, designed a number of light fixtures, possible also this one. Other designers that worked for the company are, among others: Hans von Matérn, Olle Hagdahl, Erich Marten and Bengt Berglund.
Fåglaviks Glasbruk was closed down in 1978, and the buildings were demolished in September 2007.
In Herrljunga Kulturhus (house of culture) there is a museum of Fåglaviks Glasbruk.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Fåglaviks Glasbruk – history – in Swedish
Fåglaviks Glasbruk – rise and fall – in Swedish
Photo of the factory – Wikimedia
Fåglaviks glasbruk – Wikipedia – in Swedish
Herrljunga bibliotek & kulturhus – Facebook
Many thanks to Craig from From our house to Bauhaus for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm. You can find his shop on Ebay over here.