Schwedische Trava Aluminium Hängelampen von Carl Thore für Granhaga Me...

900.00 EUR
These Trava pendant lights, designed by Carl Thore and produced in Sweden by Granhaga Metallindustri during the 1950s, diffuse a soft light, making them ideal for a dining table. Thore was born Sigurd Lindkvist in 1916 in Åmål; Sweden. After working for a lighting firm called Luko, he joined Granhaga Metallindustri in 1961. For Granhage he designed lights and was head of sales until he retired in around 1981. He 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. He responded ´Carl Thore´ as they were his two middle names. Thereafter the Granhaga lights were embellished with a small label on which the words “Design Carl Thore” were printed. The most popular and widely distributed of Thore´s lamp designs for Granhaga and his best-known design today was the appropriately named Trava (or Stack in English). Trava were produced in several variations of material and size and were sold in Sweden. They were also exported to a number of countries including Denmark, the Netherlands, England and South Africa. These pieces are made from aluminum and have been painted orange inside. The maximum power for bulbs in these pieces is 60 W.