Luxus Double Pendant Lamp 509
Materials: White opal frosted, satin glass globe lampshades. Boomerang style oak wood rod & conical canopy. E14 sockets.
Cord Length: 50 cm / 19.68”
Globes: ∅ 16 cm / 6.29”
Width: 65 cm / 25.59”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern – Scandinavian Modern.
Designers: Uno & Östen Kristiansson.
Manufacturer: LUXUS, Vittsjö, Sweden.
Other versions: This Luxus double pendant lamp 509 exists in several versions. The wood parts were made in oak or teak. Countless variations exists. Also table lamps were made with these opal glass globes. You can find them all in the 1964 – 1965 Luxus catalogue over here.
Uno Kristiansson (born 1925) & Östen Kristiansson (1927-2003) are two brothers and designers from Sweden. They learned the furniture business from their father who ran his own company Vittsjö Furniture since 1929.
In 1950 Luxus was born; Uno Kristiansson founded his own company in the same town. He produced a range of products that were designed by the two brothers.
In the late 1960s Östen Kristiansson took over his father’s business and renamed it Östen Kristiansson AB. Today the company is operating under its original name, Vittsjö Möbelfabrik AB. He passed away in 2003.
Vittsjö is a small town in Sweden with some 1690 inhabitants (2016). One fifth of all employment is within the manufacturing industry. The town hosts six of the largest companies in Sweden.
Luxus Double Pendant Lamp 509 – 1964 Catalogue Picture – Big Versions
Chandeliers with 6 and 8 opal glass globes.
Links (external links open in a new window)
The website of Östen Kristiansson (ostenkristiansson.se) was online until 2016.
Vittsjö Möbelfabrik website (vittsjomobelfabrik.se) – offline since 2020.
The village of Vittsjö – Wikipedia
Official website of the Vittsjö town
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the pictures and the enthusiasm.