Height: 18 centimeters, Width: 25 centimeters, Depth: 25 centimeters
This is the iconic series of Swedish designer Carl Thores pendant light called “Trava”. The Trava pendant light which was undoubtably Carl Thores best selling creation was made in two versions, three sizes and many different colors. This the medium size version in a very rare blue lacquer. It consists of six circular discs directed upwards and down creating a perfectly symmetric shade. The discs have a white coating inside for a neutral light projection.
I have bought and sold Trava lights for many years and this is the first time I see a blue version so it is undoubtably very rare.
Good condition with some minor scratches but no dents.
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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