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Designer Name: BAG Turgi
Born-Died: 1885 – 1998
Style: Designer BAG Turgi created functional lighting for a range of different environments including street lighting and lighting for hotels and sports stadiums.
Materials Used: Brass, enamel and glassware
Specialized In: Lighting
History of designer: BAG Turgi, a Swiss designer company, had its base in the Vogstang district of Gebenstorf. It was known as one of the largest lighting manufacturers of the 20th century. They created lighting for housing development projects, streets, sports stadiums and hotels.
The company changed its name to BAG Turgi in 1987. It continued under this name until 1995, when it was allied forcibly with Siemens-Albis, and many of its individual businesses were sold off. Eventually, in 1998, BAG Turgi Electronics was born and this company relocated to Arnsberg in 2002. It continued to produce ballasts for fluorescent lamps under the name of BAG electronics GmbH. Today, it has been re-named again and is known as BAG Immobilien and is involved in the management of real estate – a far cry from its humble roots in lighting.
NY Showplace is fortunate to carry some of the rare pieces of their exquisite lighting designs.
A pair of vintage wall sconces, created by BAG Turgi of Switzerland, circa 1950s, each including curved white shades, over rounded brass socket covers, affixed to an elaborate, perforated back-plate in white enameled metal, with brass rim. Each sconce retains its original finish and is in overall good vintage condition, with some minor scuffs and age appropriate wear.
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