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Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamp

Materials: 3 metal (brass) tubes connected with a big brass slat. 3 crystal glass globes with a gold shine. Metal sockets.

Height: 34 cm / 13.38”

Depth: 14,5 cm / 5.70”

Width: 33 cm / 12.99”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919 – 2009).

Manufacturer: Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, Markaryd, Sweden.

Other versions: The design of this Hans-Agne Jakobsson wall lamp was also used for a chandelier, up to 15 globes. Made as a floor lamp and table lamp. Lamps with different glass such as white and crackle glass were also produced.

Hans-Agne Jakobsson

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 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. SCAN-LIGHT was the third company. SCAN-LIGHT was for the lamps that were mostly made of plastic. They were all located in the same town.

Hans-Agne Jakobsson also had companies abroad: In The Netherlands it was Svera – Hans-Agne Jakobsson Nederland N.V. It was located at The Hague. Other seats from the company were located in Paris, France, Darmstadt, Germany. Barcelona, Spain, Stäfa, Switzerland, Oslo, Norway and of course Stockholm, Sweden. There was also a showroom in Toronto, Canada.

Also Koninklijke Philips N.V. from The Netherlands had some lamps by Jakobsson in their catalogue, also this Hans-Agne Jakobsson wall lamp, as you can see.

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).

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Inspired by the fast-growing electricity industry and the promising results of Gerard Philips own experiments to make reliable carbon filaments, Frederik Philips (his father) financed the purchase of a modest factory in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 1891.  Frederik Philips was a Jewish banker based in Zaltbommel.

In 1895, after difficult first four years and near bankruptcy, Anton Philips joined the company. He was Gerard’s younger brother. With Anton’s arrival, the family business began to expand rapidly. The brothers changed their family business by founding the Philips corporation. They laid the foundations for the later electronics multinational.

In 1930 the first shaver of the Philips company was introduced and was simply called “The Philishave”.

A day before the German invasion in the Netherlands on 9 Mai 1940, the Philips family fled to the United States of America, taking a large amount of the company capital with them.

Operating from the US as the North American Philips Company, they managed to run the company throughout the war. After World War II the company was moved back to the Netherlands, with their headquarters in Eindhoven.

Hans-Agne Jakobsson wall lamp – Philips catalogue 1983 – 1984

Hans-Agne Jakobsson Wall Lamp - Philips Catalogue 1983