Pendant light TL 21 "Rapidus" by Hans-Agne Jakobsson for Lilux AB. Sweden 1970s
Find it on the Brussels Design Market Fair : HAGBLOM shed 3 Stand 41
This is a large and very rare pendant light from the Swedish light master Hans-Agne Jakobsson. The 50 cm wide TL 21 Rapidus was mainly intended for public buildings, this one was taken down from a modern church in Sweden.
It is in most cases found with a circular tube light but in this case it is fitted with a three bulb socket system which gives a much more pleasant light. The perforations on the top gives an amazing light effect in the ceiling or room which is hard to capture on camera. It is in very good condition but has some scratches on just one side as seen in the last image.
Height 25 cm, Diameter 50 cm.
Price: 400 € + shipping from Paris.
The lamp is rewired.
Hans-Agne Jakobsson was undeniably one of the world’s most versatile and productive lighting designers and manufacturers in the fifties, sixties and seventies. He was also one of the best and most important designers in the Scandinavian era of golden and soft non-dazzle light. His earlier designs follow Scandinavian giants such as Poul Henningsen, Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto and he should be seen as important as the concurrent world renowned Nordic lighting designers Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Lisa Johansson-Pape, Verner Panton and Jo Hammerborg.