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History of the Solar company on their website
C.F. Møller history on their website
Nordisk Solar Compani on Danish-Lights.com
Nordisk Solar C.F. Møller Pendant Lamp
Materials: Conical white painted metal (aluminium) lampshade. Iron disc, brass and chrome parts. Chrome tube. Bakelite E27 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: This Nordisk Solar C.F. Møller pendant lamp exists 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.
Harald Jørgensen takes over the position as Chairman of the Board in Audiola after the death of his father. The lighting production is extracted from Audiola and carries on as an independent department under the name “Solar Fittings Production” in Nordisk Solar Compagni.
In 1990 Solar bought Swedish lamp manufacturer Hans-Agne Jakobsson A/S and sells it to Thorn Lighting in 1998.
Today, Solar still handles lighting, but now via the Solar Light concept, which is based on procured products from leading European lighting manufacturers.
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 and Jørn Utzon.
Nordisk Solar C.F. Møller Pendant Lamp – 1982 Catalogue picture