Large golden pendant light by Carl Thore for Granhaga metall. Sweden 1970s


Width: 45 centimeters, Height: 25 centimeters, Depth: 45 centimeters

A large (45 cm diameter) aluminum pendant light with high gloss golden lacquer. This is one of Carl Thores more rare pendant lights. It has a clever design with a white inside of the larger shade and white top side of the inner. Half of the light bulb distributes light to the white compartment but also comes through an opening to reflect the smaller golden inner cup. This gives a wide neutral spread as well as a golden centre. Designers label intact.

Good condition but with some small marks and scratches. Standard E27 light bulb socket.

Width: 45 cm, Height: 25 cm

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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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 40 cm

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