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Brutalist architecture – Wikipedia
Svend Aage Holm Sørensen Wall Lamp
Materials: 3 metal (brass) leaves lampshade. Brass wall mount. Burned on the edges. Gold painted Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 40 cm /15.74”
Width: 19 cm / 7.48”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E14, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb with an E14 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 wall lamp exists also with 5 leaves. Some other models of leaves wall lamps were made. Svend Aage Holm Sørensen designed many “brutalist” lamps in this style as you can see below. They were all made in copper or brass. This lamp is model 5193.
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 50s, before he started his own business, so is said.
He founded his company Holm Sørensen & Co in the mid 50s. 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 60s. The metal was often burned and cut with rustic edges and surfaces. This wall lamp is a beautiful example.
Another Svend Aage Holm Sørensen exists. But it was a Danish rower. He competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Other examples of brass lamps designed by Svend Aage Holm Sørensen