Svend Aage Holm Sørensen Brass Flush Mount
Materials: Burned brass flower style light. Gold painted Bakelite socket.
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”
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: Sven(d) Aage Holm Sørensen (1913 – 2004).
Manufacturer: Holm-Sorensen & Pedersen Belysning ApS – Holm-Sorensen & Co. A/S, Denmark.
Other versions: This type of Svend Aage Holm Sørensen brass flush mount was made in a few sizes and with a single or double ring of petals. This lamp is model 5207. It is often used as a wall lamp.
The style of these type of lamps is often named Brutalist. Not to be confused with the Brutalist architecture, or Brutalism from more or less the same period. That’s something completely different.
Holm Sørensen & Co
Svend or Sven Aage Holm Sørensen was a Danish designer who created lamps for Fog & Mørup and Lyfa in the 1950s, before he started his own business, so is said.
He founded his company Holm Sørensen & Co in the mid 1950s. The production started with desk lamps, but Svend invented his own special type of brass and copper. He used it to create very sculptural lights up through the 1960s. The metal was often burned and cut with rustic edges and surfaces. This wall lamp is a beautiful example.
Svend Aage Holm Sørensen designed many lamps in this style as you can see below. They were all made in copper or brass.
Other examples of brass lamps designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen