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Golden pendant light by Carl Thore for Granhaga Metall. Sweden 1960s


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Height: 22 Centimeters; Width: 40 Centimeters; Depth: 40 Centimeters

Large (40 cm) pendant light in brushed aluminum with golden finish by Carl Thore AKA Sigurd Linkvist. This is a rare CT pendant that is constructed from stacked aluminum plates on long screws with spacers just as the famous “Trava” series. The central ring has a shiny outer surface and is painted orange inside to project a fire like glow around the centre of the shade. It gives a soft neutral shine down over a table as well as up into the ceiling.

Good condition with some minor signs of use. Standard E 27 light bulb and rewired with a white textile cable. Designers lable still present.

The real name of the designer known as Carl Thore was Sigurd Lindkvist, and he was born in 1916 in Åmal in Sweden’s Dalsland. After working for a lighting firm called Luko, in 1961 Lindkvist joined Granhaga Metallindustri, for whom he designed lights and was also head of sales, remaining with the company until he retired in around 1981. Lindkvist adopted the pseudonym Carl Thore for his Granhaga light designs on the spur of the moment when he was presenting the lights to a client who asked the identity of the designer. “Carl Thore,” Lindkvist blurted out, these being his two middle names.

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Dimensions 40 × 40 × 22 cm

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