Nordisk Solar Pendant Lamp 376
Materials: Conical white painted layered aluminium lampshade, painted whitee inside. Some metal and aluminium parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord: 100 cm / 39.37”
Height: 27,5 cm / 10.82”
Width: ∅ 48,5 cm / 19.09”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 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: Sven Middelboe.
Manufacturer: Nordisk Solar Compagni, Denmark.
Other versions: The Nordisk Solar Auditorie 3 pendant lamp exists in several colours. Other models have another number, as you can see in the catalogue picture.
Sven Middelboe was born in 1910. He had is own lighting company together with architect and designer Jørn Utson. Later he became the permanent designer of Nordisk Solar. For the company he designed many lamps.
His most well known design is the famous Verona pendant lamp from 1978. Other lamps are, among others, the Tivoli pendant lamp, Sundowner pendant lamp, Lillesput wall lamp and the Rondo flush mount. Sven Middelboe passed away in 2002.
Nordisk Solar was founded in 1919 by Jacob L. Jørgensen and Herluf Sørensen. The company started business as an import and wholesale company of electricity meters. Later they produced radios under the name Audiola. Since the early 1960s “Solar” focused on high-quality lighting.
Designers that worked for the company are, among others: Sigvard Bernadotte, Acton Bjørn, Max Brüel, Vagn Dyring, Preben Fabricius, Anton Fogh Holm, Jørgen Kastholm, Eva, Koppel, C.F. Møller Tegnestue, Nils Koppel, Sven Middelboe and Jørn Utzon. Swedish lamp manufacturer Hans-Agne Jakobsson A/S bought the company in 1989, and production ended.