Pendant light “Trava” in copper aluminium by Carl Thore for Granhaga Metallindustri. Sweden 1960s.
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 copper colored brushed aluminum. 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.
Good condition with some minor scratches but no dents. Standard E27 socket.
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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