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 designed lamps from cedar vineer which were produced by Ellysett AB. He designed and produced mainly lighting designs but also candlesticks, furniture and other implements. His designs are pure and simple with a feeling for the materials he used.