A striking example of Swedish mid-century design, it has most of the Design Carl Thore label still present. The real name of the designer known as Carl Thore was Sigurd Lindkvist, he was born in 1916 in Amal in Swedens 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.
Thereafter the Granhaga lights were embellished with a small label on which the words Design Carl Thore were printed in a handwritten-style font. A wonderful gift for anyone with a flare for Scandinavian decor, they might also be the ideal prop for a TV production or stage drama. It will make a striking decorators piece in a stylish contemporary or 20th century inspired room, and would look just as stunning in a minimalist modern apartment as a home with mid-century decor. It might even be suitable for a commercial setting; a shop, cafe or restaurant.
It is really magical how a statement light like this can transform the whole look of a room. In VERY GOOD vintage condition. There are only the most minor signs of age, a couple of light scuffs to the metal but nothing which detracts from the overall style of this light. There is also some of the diffuser missing, but it is still practical. But please remember it is at least 40 years old and has been used in the past.You will need either a professional electrician or a confident DIYer to install and this person will be able to do a simple re-wire if necessary. If you have any concerns about safety you should also get your light PAT tested once installed. It is designed to be used with a European 220/240 volt domestic power circuit, so if you are from a country with 120 volt mains (such as the USA) it will need adapting in any case. Diameter - 38 cm (15). Height - 18 cm (7). It takes a standard size screw in European style E27 bulb. The item "Vintage 60s/70s Mid-Century Swedish Carl Thore Copper Ceiling Light FREE UK P&P" is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Lighting\Ceiling Lights & Chandeliers".
The seller is "upstagedvintage" and is located in RIPON, North Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.