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New arrivals of midcentury modern items april 2016

We want to present some of our new listing, which you will find on either, or

hope you enjoy the world of Deerstedt lighting.

Svend Middelboe designed most of all his lighting for Nordisk Solar. Here is a few of the new arrivals:

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To be found here : Special yellow version Verona pendant by Svend Middelboe

Or this classic all white Verona pendant


To be found here : Classic all white Verona Pendant by Svend Middelboe of Denmark

Danish space age pendants from the 60s are always in demand which is not hard to understand. They bring a touch of yesterdays design and a look in to the future as well.

Here is some of the new arrivals :

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To be found here : Space age danish light

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To be found here: Carl Thore brass pendant

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To be found here : Jorn Utzon classic Navy pendant

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To be found here : Danish copper chandelier

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To be found here : Svend Middelboe Denmark

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Dieter Rams for Braun 1962

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Saturn copper pendant by Jo Hammerborg Denmark

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Victor Vaserely op-art


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Sigurd Lindkvist, Carl Thore and Granhaga Metalindustri

The real name of the designer known as Carl Thore was Sigurd Lindkvist, and he was born in 1916 in Amal in Sweden’s Dalsland. He joined Granhaga Metallindustri in the early 1960’s, for whom he designed lights and was also head of sales, remaining with the company until he retired in around 1981.

The name Carl Thore actually is the two middle names of Sigurd Lindkvist. It was a client who asked for the Sigurd Lindkvist for the name of the designer and Sigurd Lindkvist just said “Carl Thore”. Thereafter the Granhaga lights were embellished with a small label on which the words “Design Carl Thore” were printed in a handwritten-style font.


The most famous lamp that Carl Thore designed was the Trava (Stack in English). Travas were produced in several variations of style and size. The great thing about the Trava design was the many way of assembling it. You could turn the shades or add more shades – therefore we see so many variations of the Trava lamp today.


(source: Loppefund)

You can find a selection of lovely vintage Carl Thore lamps in the Deerstedt Etsy shop here.