Uno & Östen Kristiansson Pendant Lamp
Materials: Brushed metal (aluminium) conical lampshade. Cone teak wood part on top. Porcelain E27 socket.
Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 28 cm / 11.02”
Width: ∅ 37,5 cm / 14.76”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup a globe bulb was used.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designers: Uno & Östen Kristiansson.
Manufacturer: LUXUS, Vittsjö, Sweden.
Other versions: This Uno & Osten Kristiansson pendant lamp was also made in copper and in white. It is model 580.
Uno Kristiansson (born 1925) & Östen Kristiansson (1927-2003) are two brothers and designers from Sweden. They learned the furniture business from their father who ran his own company Vittsjö Furniture since 1929.
In 1950 Luxus was born; Uno Kristiansson founded his own company in the same town. He produced a range of products that were designed by the two brothers.
In the late 1960s Östen Kristiansson took over his father’s business and renamed it Östen Kristiansson AB. Today the company is operating under its original name, Vittsjö Möbelfabrik AB. He passed away in 2003.
Vittsjö is a small town in Sweden with some 1690 inhabitants (2016). One fifth of all employment is within the manufacturing industry. The town hosts six of the largest companies in Sweden.
Links (external links open in a new window)
The website of Östen Kristiansson (ostenkristiansson.se) was online until 2016.
Vittsjö Möbelfabrik website (vittsjomobelfabrik.se) – offline since 2020.
Philips produced a similar one, but it has a perforated lampshade. As you can see in a 1968 catalogue picture, model NPD 177.