Nordisk Solar C.F. Møller Pendant Lamp
Materials: White painted metal (iron). Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 170 cm / 66.92”
Height: 30,5 cm / 12”
Width: ∅ 54,5 cm / 21.45”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: C.F. Møller Tegnestue.
Manufacturer: Nordisk Solar Compagni, Denmark.
Other versions: Made in several colours and two sizes. Also made in 47,5 cm width (18.7”).
This pendant lamp appears in a catalogue from 1982. In all probability it was designed a short while before.
C.F. Møller Tegnestue
C.F. Møller Tegnestue (Danish word for architects) was founded in 1924 in Copenhagen. The company is located in Aarhus, Denmark with branches in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm and London. C.F. Møller Architects is owned by a partner group. Today (2018) 350 employees are working for the company. In recent years they also designed lighting for Louis Poulsen. Outdoor lighting for Veksø (formerly Lampas) an street lights for Swarco FUTURIT.
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,Nils Koppel, Sven Middelboe, Jørn Utzon. Swedish lamp manufacturer Hans-Agne Jakobsson A/S bought the company in 1989, and production ended.
Nordisk Solar C.F. Møller Pendant Lamp – 1982 Catalogue picture