Swedish Triple Sconce Brass Ceiling Light

£12,500
Code
6925
With three partially perforated and toothed-edged downward-facing brass shades on curving swan neck arms rising from a single central stem with flanking wire stabilisers.
Attributed to Bertil Brisborg, manufactured by Böhlmarks

Sweden, circa 1940

*model 11895


This distinctive brass ceiling light was probably designed by Bertil Brisborg (1910-1993) for the Swedish manufacturer Böhlmarks of Stockholm. Brisborg was a key player in Swedish lighting design, serving as chief architect at Nordiska Kompaniet (one of the biggest department stores in Sweden) for over 30 years, in addition to his work for Böhlmarks. The perforated, tooth-edge design of the light together with the domed, downward facing cluster of three brass shades is clearly echoed in several lights by the designer. The delicate decoration to the edge of the shades adds a sense of fun and playfulness to the otherwise simple lines of the piece, whilst the swan-like necks connecting each shade to the central stem - each supported by a fine wire running parallel from the ceiling rose - add elegance to the overall effect. The minimal, subtly curved organic lines and pleasing proportions are characteristic of mid-century Scandinavian design.

There is no stamp on the piece, which could possibly be explained by this particular light being an early edition; first productions were often left unstamped since these designs had not yet earnt their desirability. Some designers, however, chose not to sign their work altogether for risk of appearing vulgar - a trait that was and remains far from the Scandinavian aesthetic.
H 121cm x Dia. 55cm
H 47.66" x Dia. 21.66"
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