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Designer Name: Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Born-Died: 1919 – 2009
Style: Hans-Agne Jakobsson is famous for his imaginative, Mid-20th Century light fixtures that were infused with many unique angles to produce a soft quality of light.
Materials Used: Chandeliers from Hans-Agne Jakobsson often featured high-quality materials, such as chrome, brass, iron, fabrics, and glass.
Specialty: Lighting and Furniture
History: Born in Hvadhem/Gotland, Sweden, Hans-Agne Jakobsson spent his youth as an apprentice to a carpenter. Before pursuing a career as an industrial designer at General Motors, he finished his architectural studies in Gothenburg. His career later progressed when he became an assistant to Werner West and Carl Malmsten, who were prominent furniture designers.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson founded his own company in 1951. His company was based in Markaryd and manufactured a wide range of furniture, candlesticks, and lighting fixtures, such as the Swedish Chrome Chandelier and Swedish Chandelier in Brass .
Many lighting designers looked up to Hans-Agne Jakobsson because he was one of the few individuals that mastered the art of lighting colors and directions. He successfully eliminated the need for glaring light bulbs and bulky decorations.
Swedish chandelier in chrome plated brass with six arms, each featuring a glass globe over a perforated metal bowl. Takes six candelabra size bulbs. Signed Hans-Agne Jakobsson of Markaryd Sweden.
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Swedish chandelier in brass with six arms, each featuring a glass globe over a perforated brass bowl. Takes six candelabra size bulbs. Labeled Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Markaryd Sweden.
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