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Pine veneer pendant light by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Ellysett AB. Sweden 1960s


This is one of the medium size pine veneer pendant lights created by Swedish master light designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson. It is created from rings of pine veneer carefully bent around a pine wood frame. It gives an amazing warm glow that effects the whole room as well as giving a pleasant light downwards on a dining table.

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 series of lamps:

“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 35 cm height 35 cm.

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