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Carl Fagerlund

Swedish, 1915-2011

Many museums, churches and headquarters of large companies house the work of Scandinavian modernist lighting designer Carl Fagerlund. Initially an instructor of illustration, Fagerlund shifted into the world of lighting design during the 1940s with the advantage of having an artist’s eye, and today his vintage table lamps, chandeliers, wall lights and other fixtures enrich dwellings and continue to captivate collectors all over the world.  

During the early 1940s, Fagerlund taught burgeoning artists to draw at Solbacka läroverk, a private boarding school in Sweden that was based on the successful institutions of its type in the United Kingdom. Shortly thereafter, he took a job designing provocative sconces and other wall fixtures of brass and textured glass elements for a manufacturing company in Stockholm called ASEA (Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget, or General Swedish Electrical Limited Company). 

Fagerlund is best known, however, for the work he did at Orrefors Glassworks, a legendary glassworks in Småland that garnered worldwide acclaim for its wares after introducing a range of decorative objects and art glass at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925 — the huge design fair that brought global attention to Art Deco. Fagerlund joined Orrefors in 1946 and designed richly intricate mid-century modernist pendants, flush mount lighting, a range of works with Murano glass and other fixtures for more than three decades. 

Fagerlund’s designs can be found in Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, a museum “castle” that was once the private residence of royalty, the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo and the head office for General Motors, U.S.A. in Detroit, Michigan. 

Find vintage Carl Fagerlund flush mount lighting, pendants, serveware and other items on 1stDibs.

Carl Fagerlund Wall Lamp
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Carl Fagerlund wall lamp in glass and brass. Made by Lyfa/Orrefors.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Art Glass

Carl Fagerlund Wall Lamp
Carl Fagerlund Wall Lamp
H 11.03 in W 4.73 in D 3.15 in
Swedish Green Tinted Glass & Brass Pendant Lamp by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Rijssen, NL
Elegant pendant lamp designed by Carl Fagerlund for Swedish glass company Orrefors, 1960s Sweden. Hexagon shaped with green tinted glass with an internal diffuser in clear pressed gl...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Brass

Midcentury Table Lamp Designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Glass, 1950s
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Lejre, DK
Table lamp in glass designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden in the 1950s. Great original condition.
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Art Glass, Fabric

Midcentury Table Lamp Designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Glass, 1950s
By Carl Fagerlund, Orrefors
Located in Lejre, DK
Table lamp in glass designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors Sweden in the 1950s. Great original condition.
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Fabric, Art Glass

Stunning Large Carl Fagerlund Chandelier Murano Glass Leaves, 1960s
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Aachen, NRW
Very glamorous chandelier designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors glass, Sweden, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1960-1969. The light features a polished brass frame with 15 stunni...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Brass

Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in Dronten, NL
Brass chandelier with crystal shades over amber glass interior shades designed by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, Sweden, circa 1960s. Many museums, churches and headquarters of large ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Brass

Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund
Chandelier by Carl Fagerlund
H 29.53 in Dm 15.75 in
Carl Fagerlund Crystal Ceiling or Wall Lamp for Orrefors Sweden, 1960s
By Carl Fagerlund
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Crystal and brass flush mount or large wall sconce designed by Carl Fagerlund and manufactured by Orrefors in Sweden during the early 1960s. Original configuration with 6 sockets for...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Crystal, Brass

Carl Fagerlund Chandelier for Orrefors Sweden Textured Acanthus Glass Leaves
By Orrefors, Carl Fagerlund
Located in St. Louis, MO
Carl Fagerlund chandelier or pendant for Orrefors Swedenm with four clear textured Murano Acanthus glass form leaves, with brass frame, center support and chain. Takes four candle si...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Carl Fagerlund

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Brass

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Carl Fagerlund furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Carl Fagerlund furniture, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Carl Fagerlund were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Erik Höglund, and Bergboms. Prices for Carl Fagerlund furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $221 and can go as high as $16,365, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,250.

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