Nordisk Solar Minisol Pendant Lamp
Materials: Orange ABS plastic half round mushroom lampshade. Some plastic parts. Orange plastic canopy & cord. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord: 90 cm / 35.43”
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 23,5 cm / 9.25”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 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: K. Kewo.
Manufacturer: Nordisk Solar Compagni, Denmark.
Other versions: The Nordisk Solar Minisol pendant lamp exists in several colours.
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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 Minisol pendant lamp – 1960s Catalogue picture
Lamps in the movies
2 Nordisk Solar Minisol pendant lamps were used as a prop in the 2013 Danish crime mystery film The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden I Buret). It is the first film in the Department Q series. Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares and Sonja Richter.