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Östen Kristiansson Chandeliers and Pendants

Swedish

Swedish designer-siblings Uno Kristiansson and Östen Kristiansson are best known to collectors of vintage furniture for their imaginative lighting and mirrors. As partners, Uno & Östen Kristiansson united high-quality, practical Scandinavian modern design with fresh innovation. 

Uno and Östen Kristiansson were born in southern Sweden. Their father was a furniture maker who owned a workshop — Vittsjo — that was named for the village in which it was located. In 1950, Uno opened his workshop in the same village. He called his company Luxus and brought his younger brother Östen on board as a designer and builder.

Like lots of designers of the era, the Kristianssons favored traditional teak wood but also employed more forward-looking materials such as glass, acrylic, leather and plastic. While their work spoke to the organic forms and craftsmanship that is typical of many Scandinavian modern designers, the brothers created minimalist oak mirrors and shapely pine wall lights — which often featured an integration of rattan — that set them apart from other artisans in their field. 

Around 1966, Östen took over their father’s workshop and renamed it Östen Kristiansson AB. He eventually returned the company’s name to Vittsjo

After 1970, Uno and Östen Kristiansson focused primarily on lamps and mirrors. They designed most of these works in acrylic, and wood became more of a secondary material in their composition. Collectors and interior designers continue to prize the many inventive furnishings they produced.

Find vintage Östen Kristiansson table lamps, chandeliers and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Östen Kristiansson
Mid century pendant lamp by Uno and Osten Kristansson for Luxus, Sweden 1960s
By Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden, Uno Kristiansson
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Mid century Scandinavian modern pendant lamp. Designed by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus Sweden in the 1960s. It has a pine gallery with plexiglass top and bottom diffusers and...
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Östen Kristiansson chandeliers and pendants for sale on 1stDibs.

Östen Kristiansson chandeliers and pendants are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. Many of the original chandeliers and pendants by Östen Kristiansson were created in the mid-century modern style in sweden during the 1960s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider chandeliers and pendants by Granhaga, Carl Fagerlund, and Uno & Östen Kristiansson. Prices for Östen Kristiansson chandeliers and pendants can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,480 and can go as high as $1,480, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,480.

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