Amazing sculptural chandelier, designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Lighting, produced in the ‘60s. The chandelier is an elegant composition in quality brass with eight large glass leaves. The solid brass frame in a sunburst shape has eight arms of rectangular section, each of which curves upwards to complete the leaf design. The removable glass shades attach by two decorative brass screws internally to the arm. Each sculptural clear glass shade is shaped with a texture pattern as a leaf and has a curved base which rests inset on the brass arm giving this piece depth & volume. The eight clear glass shades have an external gloss finish and internally there is a layer of sparkling specks of crystal shards creating depth and great reflections. This chandelier carries eight small standard screw light bulb E 14 up to 40 Watts each. This chandelier is in very good condition. The eight glass leaves are all in excellent condition with no chips or internal cracks. The brass frame is the original vintage with beautiful patina.
The manufacturer, the ‘Orrefors Glasbruk’ was founded in Orrefors, Sweden in 1898. Swedish glass and lighting designer Carl Fagerlund was born in Kalmar, Sweden in 1915. From 1946 to 1980 he worked as lighting architect and designer at the acclaimed Swedish glassworks Orrefors Glasbruk, named after the small town in southern Sweden where it was situated and renowned for its high quality crystal and art glass. Fagerlund died in 2011 in the town of Orrefors, the very place where his design legacy was established.