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Large pine veneer pendant light T 412 “Trym”. Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Ellysett AB. Sweden 1960s


This is the largest of the pine veneer pendant lights that Hans-Agne Jakobsson created in the 1960s. The T 412 “Trym”. It has a diameter of 50 cm. It is made with different diameter rings of carefully bent pine veneer around a pine wood frame.

This is a stunning lamp but unfortunately it has a few breaks in the veneer as seen in the photos. These lights are very fragile and this in combination with the warm light bulbs of the 60s and 70s they are very difficult to find with no injuries at all. I have repaired many of these lamps and come to the conclusion that a piece of stronger transparent tape is the best way. This is due to the fact that all repairs with glue and veneer creates a visible patch of less transparency when the lamp is lit. I consider the price of this light being 40% lowered from that of a similar but with no breaks.

The story about the invention of this kind of lamp:

“Hans Agne Jacobsen invented the laminated pine fixtures by accident during a Christmas decorations in the Markaryd store . He wanted to soften a couple of dazzling light bulbs, had some laminated pine around and rapidly put together some temporary fixtures. A customer came in and wanted to buy the arrangement and Hans -Agne Jakobsson found himself with an article that was unprecedented. Laminated pine fixtures became an export success that was sold in virtually every corner of the world.”

Diameter 50 cm height 38 cm. The light is rewired with a new E27 lamp socket and a new brown textile cable.

T 412 from the original catalogue:

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