Day: March 12, 2014

Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Ellysett, Markaryd, Svera.

Hans Agne Jakobsson, 1919-2009

One of my favourite lamp designers is the swedish furniture designer and interior decorator Hans-Agne Jakobsson. He worked as a carpenter, studied architecture, was an industrial designer for General Motors. He was assistant to furniture designers Carl Malmsten and Werner West. In 1951 he started his own company, Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, at Markaryd. He also […]

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Lisa Johansson Pape, Orno, Finland, Stockman Orno

Lisa Johansson Pape, 1907 – 1989

Finnish design Lisa Johansson-Pape studied furniture design. In 1937, she worked for the Stockmann department-store company’s design office creating furniture and carpets. Her furniture designs were simplified, functional and very organic in form. In 1942 she began working for the Orno lamp and light-fixture factory. The designs were mainly made from metal and acrylic. At […]

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Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjaerholm 1929-1980

Studied at the Danish School of Art and Crafts in Copenhagen. He studied under Hans Wegner one of the great masters of Danish design. Kjaerholm is one of the most modern of the Danish furniture designers. He was one of the first Danish designers to use metal instead of wood for the construction of furniture. […]

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Louis Kalff Philips Lighting Division

Louis Kalff 1897-1976

He studied at the School of Art Acadmy in Amsterdam and later at the Technical University in Delft. Louis Christiaan Kalff was firstly a graphic designer. In 1925, Louis Kalff joined the advertising department of Philips in Eindhoven work. In 1929 under his leadership the Light Advice Office was established Under his leadership. He was […]

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