the coolness factor is how to describe this crystal and brass chandelier by the Swedish designer Carl Fagerlund (1915-2011). Composed of eight pie-shaped curved crystal segments with textured surface suspended from a brass frame; excellent vintage condition; rewired; Fagerlund is internationally recognized for his unique and cutting edge lighting designs at Orrefors Glassworks in the 1960-1970s. He became lighting designer at Orrefors Glassworks in 1948, staying until 1980. His designs are often characterized by thick, textured crystal.
13 1/2" (to top of stem, which may be reduced in height)
the square-form flared opening above a slightly-bulbous body carved in opaque with an undersea nude male figure playing a harp surrounded by bubbles; for illustration of an example of this vase Glas in Schweden; 1915-1960, Prestal-Verlag, Munich, 1986
the dramatic cornice of outscrolled anthemion decoration above egg-and-dart carving; over a frieze adorned with facing seated griffins flanked by scrolling volutes; the long rectangular plate within an ogee frame; newly gilded; refreshed paint.
each arching crest surmounted by a floral crest above an oval padded back; joining a serpentine tight seat flanked by padded arms; raised on fluted turned supports; patination to surface; excellent restored condition with new upholstery.