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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Style Smoked Globes Chandelier

Materials: Polished brass tubes, rods, canopy and parts. 12 grey-brown smoked crystal clear glass globe lampshades with an opening at the bottom. 12 metal E27 sockets.

Rod Length: 50 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 30 cm / 11.81”

Width: ∅ 60 cm / 27.55”

Electricity: 12 bulbs E14, 12 x 40 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: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Gebrüder Cosack – Gecos, Neheim-Hüsten, Germany – atributed.

Other versions: This Hans-Agne Jakobsson style smoked glass globes chandelier exists in all probability in several versions.

Although this chandelier has all the Hans-Agne Jakobsson looks, the thick tube never appears in his works. It is something you do see with several lamps from the German Cosack company.


The Gebrüder Cosack (Gecoscompany was founded in 1848 as a metal processing plant in Neheim-HüstenGermany by Egon, Friedrich and Theodor Cosack. In the beginning they made liturgical items and crosses made of brass and they also produced kerosene lamps. Later the company came to the production of electric lamps.

After the Second World War Cosack pursued a modern direction. A best seller were copper lighting for restaurants. The company was declared bankrupt in 1984.

Best known designers: Ursula or Gottfried Stürzenhofecker (unclear, they are both designers), K. H. Kinsky.  

Gebrüder Cosack (Gecos) received 15 iF Design Awards

Many thanks to Frank from for the photos and the enthusiasm.

Many thanks to Frank from nullviernull raum+kommunikation for the help by identifying this chandelier. You can find his shop over here on Ebay.