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Carl-Axel Acking

(Sweden, 1910-2001)
Estimate
150 000 - 200 000 SEK
13 600 - 18 200 EUR
14 300 - 19 000 USD
Hammer price
390 000 SEK
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Carl-Axel Acking
(Sweden, 1910-2001)

a rare model "2645" floor lamp, Bröderna Malmströms metallvarufabrik, Sweden 1940s-50s.

Base in brass, stem with leather, three perforated brass shades. Height ca 168,5 cm.

Minor wear and stains. Electrical function ot guaranteed.

Provenance

Acquired by a gentleman in Malmö. Thence by descent.

Literature

Pictures from the Carl Axel Acking archive at ArkDes, Stockholm.
Depicted in Bröderna Malmströms metallvarufabrik, product catalogue nr 30, 1952

Designer

Carl-Axel Acking (1910-2001) was an architect and designer. Acking is considered one of the most influential designers and architects in Sweden during the 1930s-50s. Acking's furniture and lighting fixtures have been manufactured by, among others, Stockholms Hantverksförening, Svenska Möbelfabrikerna in Bodafors and KF. He also had an important role in Nordiska Kompaniet's furniture department during the 1940-50s, where he designed the iconic 'Trienna' chair, among other things. Acking had an early breakthrough at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937, and had many prestigious assignments in the following years. Acking was one of the main architects behind the exhibition H55 i Helsingborg and held significant positions within the Swedish architect and design world.

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