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Svend Aage Holm Sørensen Copper Pendant Lamp

Materials: Round lampshade made of 7 metal (copper) burned rings, Saturn style. Copper bars and screws. Bakelite E27 socket.

Cord Length: 60 cm / 23.62’’

Height: 24,5 cm / 9.64”

Width: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E27 screw base 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 Svend Aage Holm Sørensen copper pendant lamp exists with 3, 5 and 9 rings.

Svend Aage Holm Sørensen designed many pendant lamps in this style as you can see below. They were all made in copper or brass.

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.

Svend Aage Holm Sørensen

Svend or Sven Aage Holm Sørensen was a Danish designer who created lights 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 with a oxyacetylene torch. This pendant lamp is a beautiful example of this technique.

Similar lamps were made by the American dental prosthetics and jewelry designer Thomas A. Greene. Tom Greene started making original lighting fixtures at night for Monteverde Young in his garage. Later Feldman Lighting and Lightolier produced his lamps.

Other examples of brass lamps designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen

Svend Aage - Holm Sørensen & Co Pendant Lamp 6404 burned brass brutalist 1960s 1970s MCM

Svend Aage - Holm Sørensen & Co Pendant Lamp burned brass brutalist 1960s 1970s MCM

Svend Aage - Holm Sørensen & Co Artichoke Pendant Lamp burned brass brutalist 1960s 1970s MCM

Svend Aage - Holm Sørensen & Co Flower Wall Lamp burned brass brutalist 1960s 1970s MCM