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


Width: 48 centimeters, Height: 12 centimeters, Depth: 48 centimeters

One of the more rare pendant lights by Swedish designer Carl Thore. This is a flat minimalistic design with slick elegans and a wide flat modern look. The structure is constructed from brushed aluminum with a golden color and a decorative shiny golden top decoration. When the light exits the vent slits on the top of the shade there is a subtle glimmer in the top cone. The underside is covered with a golden glare protector “raster” that completely hides the light source creating a comfortable shine by a dinner table.

This pendant exists in silver, gold and in two sizes. This is the larger version of 50 cm in gold.

Good condition with a minimal of scratches. No breaks or damage to the plastic glare protector. The light source consists of 3 standard E14 light bulb sockets which enables a wide spread down over a larger table.

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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