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Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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 Uno & Östen Kristiansson table lamps, wall lights and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Cascade Murano & teak pendant by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Zaandam, NL
Incredible cascade pendant form Luxus Vittsjö Sweden 1960s by Uno and Östen Kristiansson consistent of 8 hand blow glass spheres that can either be used as a circular waterfall casca...
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1960s Swedish Space Age Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Murano Glass, Teak

Swedish Luno 1241 Table Lamps by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, 1970s, Set
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Göteborg, SE
The Luno lamps are characterized by their distinct spherical shape, which sits elegantly atop a cylindrical base. The harmonious blend of orange and white creates a bold yet sophisti...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Plastic, Acrylic

A pair of large Disc Lamps from Luxus Sweden design by Uno & Östen Kristiansson
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden
Located in Skarpnäck, SE
A fantastic pair of large Mid-century modern Disc ceiling lamps, DESIGN by UNO & ÖSTEN KRISTIANSSON for LUXUS, Vittsjö Sweden, 1960s. These lamps are iconic, with simple yet sophisti...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Metal

Large Five Arm Solid Pine Chandelier with Fabric Shades by Luxus Sweden, 1960s
By Uno Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
‎‎Swedish lighting manufacturer, Luxus gave form to some of the now iconic models that define the “Swedish mid-century style”. This solid pine wood, five-light chandelier was created...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Fabric, Plastic, Pine

Swedish Midcentury Pendant in Oak and Opaline Glass by Luxus
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Karlstad, SE
A pendant by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, 1950s. This lamp features a large sphere in frosted opaline glass, held by a teak piece with small holes around it that lets the li...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Uno Kristiansson Luxus Sweden Wall Lights / Sconces Solid Pine Sweden, 1960s
By Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö, Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Uno Kristiansson
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of large wall lights designed by Uno Kristiansson circa 1966 and made by Luxus. The main body of the design is turned pine wood. White acrylic diffusers sit atop the sconces. ...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Plastic, Pine

Wall Lamp or Flush Light by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, RAAK, Luxus Vittsjö, Lyfa, Fog and Morup
Located in München, DE
Extremely rare and beautiful Swedish wall lamp or ceiling lamp from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalist design. The plastic lampshade spreads a warm and pleasant light. A v...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Metal

Large Rustic Table Lamp, Stained solid wood, Uno Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden, Östen Kristiansson, Uno Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Vorst, BE
A sculptural table lamp, lamp foot in turned pine or beech wood, dark stained. Designed by Uno Kristiansson, for Luxus, Sweden, 1970s. Marked Luxus - made in Sweden. For E26/27 b...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Pine, Beech

Table Lamp in Brass and Frosted Glass by Uno and Östen Kristiansson, 1960's
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Table Lamp in Brass and Frosted Glass by Uno and Östen Kristiansson, 1960's Additional Information: Material: Brass, frosted glass Style: Mid century, Scandinavian Produced by Luxus...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Brass

Glass table Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Gianni Venini, Gino Vistosi, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in München, DE
Extremely rare and beautiful Swedish table lamp from the 1960s. Great and unusual design with a fantastically elegant appearance. Manufacturer: Luxury Design: Uno and Östen Kristian...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Fabric, Plastic, Glass

Pair of Wall Lamps by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
Oak and opaline glass. Designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson produced by Luxus, Sweden.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass, Opaline Glass, Oak

Opaline Pendant Lamp by Uno and Östen Krist
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Temde Leuchten, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Fog and Morup, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass pendant lamps from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalist design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice teak wood details. Manufacturer: Lu...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Teak, Opaline Glass

Uno & Osten Kristiansson Ceiling Lamp in Opaline Glass & Teak, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A simple Swedish Modern pendant light constructed of a blown matte opaline glass and a stylish top in solid teak. Designed by Uno and Ôsten Kristiansson and manufactured by Luxux in ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Floor Lamp in Brass, Plastic and Fabric by Uno and Östen Kristiansson, 1960's
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Floor Lamp in Brass, Plastic and Fabric by Uno and Östen Kristiansson, 1960's Additional Information: Material: Brass, plastic and fabric Style: Mid century, Scandinavian Produced b...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Brass

Pair large cylindric wood Table Lamps by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden
By Luxus Vittsjö, Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Uno Kristiansson
Located in Vorst, BE
A pair of architectural table lamps. Lamp foots in wood, probably teak. Designed by Uno Kristiansson, for Luxus, Sweden, 1970s. Both retain their original labels: made in Sweden - ...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Teak

A Lighting pendant by UNO & ÖSTEN KRISTIANSSON.
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Lighting pendant by UNO & ÖSTEN KRISTIANSSON. Wood with shades in opaline glass. Produced by Luxus, Vittsjö. Circa 1950th. Marked by manufacturer. Existing wires , rewiring availa...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Blown Glass

Sconces / Wall Lights in Solid Pine, Luxus Sweden, 1960s
By Uno Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of large wall lights designed by Uno Kristiansson circa 1966 and made by Luxus. The main body of the design is turned pine wood. White acrylic diffusers sit atop the sconces a...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Fabric, Pine, Plastic

Pair large Table Lamps, Stained solid Pine, Uno Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden, Östen Kristiansson, Uno Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Vorst, BE
A pair of sculptural table lamps. Lamp foots in turned pine wood, dark stained. Designed by Uno Kristiansson, for Luxus, Sweden, 1970s. Both are punchmarked Luxus - made in Sweden. For E26/27 bulbs. Work on 110v and on 220v. EU plug can be replaced by US plug for free if desired. New lampshades. Dimensions: diameter 13.78" / 10" (35cm / 25cm), height 10.2" (26cm). Swedish designers Uno & Östen Kristiansson, renowned for their lighting and mirror creations, left an indelible mark on the design world from the 1950s to the 1970s. Their distinctive Scandinavian modern style remains highly sought-after in vintage circles. Uno, born in 1925, and Östen, two years later in 1927, likely honed their craft in southern Sweden under the tutelage of their father, who operated Vittsjö Furniture, a business established in 1919. In 1950, Uno founded Luxus in Vittsjö, producing a diverse array of home products, including lamps, furniture, and mirrors, all designed by the brothers. Their collections gained acclaim nationally and internationally, with Luxus introducing a vibrant range of lamps in the 1960s, attributed to Finnish artist Marjatta Metsovaara. Östen presumably took over the family business in 1966, renaming it Östen Kristiansson AB. Though details on its operations are sparse, it likely continued the tradition of craftsmanship. Teak was a favored material for the Kristianssons, though they explored glass, leather, plastic, and acrylic in their designs. Notable creations include the Plafo Ceiling Lamp, UFO Lamp, Model 204 Hunting Chair, and minimalist mirrors reminiscent of Jacques Adnet’s Circulaire...
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Late 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Pine

Opaline Cascading Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Glashütte Limburg, Nordisk Solar Co.
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass pendant lamp from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalistic design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice oak wood details. Manufacturer: Lu...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Oak

3x Wandleuchte aus Palisander und Glas von Uno & Östen Kristiansson für Luxus Sv
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Aachen, DE
Um 1955, zylindrischer Glaskörper mattiert 30x10cm, auf Rosenholz-Gestell, eine Fassung E27 Uno & Östen Kristiansson (Designer*in) Luxus Vittsjö (Hersteller*in) 2 der Leuchten sind...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Milk Glass, Rosewood

Swedish oak / plexiglass tripod floor lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in DK
This rare floor lamp (model no. 308) was designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus in the 1960's in Sweden. The three-legged stand is made from oak and the cylander shaped shade...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Plexiglass, Oak

Set of 4 Luxus ceiling lamps by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
Uno & Östen Kristiansson ceiling lights produced by Luxus. Solid pine, brass and acrylic shades. Please note: listed price is for a single lamp.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Pine, Acrylic

Set of 8 Luxus ceiling lights by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Sweden, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
Uno & Östen Kristiansson chandeliers produced by Luxus. Solid pine, brass and acrylic shades. Height is adjustable after your preferences. Please note: Listed price is for one (1) l...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Pine, Acrylic

Vintage Architectural Swedish Glass Lamp by Luxus
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Architectural Swedish Glass Lamp by Luxus Vintage wear. Some minor loss & aging to the original white finish. Some minor tiny indents on the shade. Use of felt pads on bo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass

Uno Kristiansson Table Lamps, Turned Solid Pine, Luxus Sweden, 1960s
By Luxus Vittsjö, Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Uno Kristiansson
Located in Stockholm, SE
A pair of large, sculptural, solid pine table lamps designed by Uno Kristiansson around 1966 and made by Luxus. The body of the design is turned pine wood. White acrylic diffusers s...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Fabric, Pine, Plastic

Luxus Table Lamp, Sweden, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
Table lamp designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, manufactured by Luxus, Sweden, 1960s. Good vintage condition.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Steel

Set of 8 Wall Lamps by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
Designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson produced by Luxus, Sweden. Solid pine and large acrylic shades. Set of 8 available. Please note: Listed price is for a one (1) wall light. Measu...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Acrylic, Pine

Uno & Östen Kristiansson pendant lamp 546 Baton by Luxus, Vittsjö, Sweden, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Forserum, SE
Large drop-shaped pendant lamp, model 546 ‘Baton’, designed by the Swedish brothers Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus in Vittsjö. It features an elongated opaline glass shade and a ...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass, Teak

Set of 2 Opaline Pendant Lamps by Uno and Östen Krist
By Fog and Morup, Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Temde Leuchten
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass pendant lamps from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalist design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice oak wood details. Manufacturer: Lux...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Oak, Opaline Glass

Ceiling Lamp Oak 10 Arm by Uno & Östen Kristiansson Luxus, Vittsjö, Sweden 1950s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling Lamp Oak 10 Arm by Uno & Östen Kristiansson Luxus, Vittsjö, Sweden 1950s This amazing Oak ceiling lamp consists of 10 arms in a large star pa...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Oak

Teak floor lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden, 1950s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Montréal, QC
Teak floor lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden, 1950s. Solid teak construction, brass fittings, steel weight under foot. New linen shade is included. E-12 bulbs, incande...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Brass

Wall Light by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus Vittsjö Sweden
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Göteborg, SE
Oak wall lamp in model "V18" designed by Östen & Uno Kristiansson for Luxus. The length of the lamp can be adjusted to the desired length.
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass, Teak

Uno and Osten Kristiansson Ceiling Lamp Model 555 for Luxus Vittsjö Sweden 1950s
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Uno and Osten Kristiansson ceiling lamp model 555 for Luxus Vittsjö Sweden 1950s This rare ceiling lamp model 555 designed by Uno and Osten Kristiansson for Luxus, Vittsjö Sweden ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Oak

Rare Table lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus, Sweden
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Göteborg, SE
Rare and beautiful table lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, with two light sources. Frame in oak, cylindrical shade in acrylic. Height 79 cm.
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Acrylic, Oak

Glass Table Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden, 1970s
By Luxus Vittsjö, Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Mortsel, BE
Beautiful glass table lamp. In perfect condition with the original brand sticker still on. The glass is made with a white inner layer to di...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass

Uno & Osten Kristiansson "Rocket" Tripod Table Lamp for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Period Style Swedish Modern
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Wood, Teak

Teak "Giraffe" Floor Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, c1950s
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Chino Hills, CA
For sale is an exquisite specimen of the mid-century design movement - the Teak "Giraffe" Floor Lamp. Designed by the renowned Swedish designers Uno and Östen Kristiansson, this piec...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Teak

Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Prototype Table Lamp for Luxus, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Hägersten-Liljeholmen, Stockholms län
Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Prototype table lamp for Luxus, 1960s. Really unusual table lamp design by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus in the 60's as a prototype. The official desig...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Acrylic, Oak

60s 70s Lamp Teak Light Wall Lamp Uno & Östen Kristiansson Luxus
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s lamp teak light wall lamp Uno & Östen Kristiansson Luxus 60s Object: wall lamp Manufacturer: Luxury Condition: good Age: around 1960-1970 Dimensions: 22cm x 11cm x 38cm...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Metal

Oak Wall Lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden 1950's
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oak Wall Lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö, Sweden 1950's This Oak and opal glass wall lamp by Uno & Östen Kristiansson is a very unique d...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Oak

Scandinavian Modern Ceiling lamp from UNO & ÖSTEN KRISTIANSSON in pinewood
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Skå, SE
Experience the captivating allure of the Uno & Öster Kristiansson Chandelier in pinewood, adorned with eight exquisite tinted glass cups. This masterpiece seamlessly blends form and ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Pine

Large Table Lamp in Plastic by Luxus, 1970s, Sweden
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden
Located in Karlstad, SE
Large table lamp in plastic by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden, 1970s. This pop-art inspired lamp is an eye-catcher in any room, especially when lit-up. Condition: Very ...
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Plastic

Scandinavian Modern UNO &ÖSTEN KRISTIANSSON, ceiling lamp, Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Uno Kristiansson
Located in Skå, SE
Discover the exquisite charm of the UNO & ÖSTEN KRISTIANSSON Luxus ceiling lamp. Meticulously designed, this masterpiece exudes timeless elegance an...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass, Teak

Uno & Östen Kristiansson Brass Ceiling Light for Luxus AB Vittsjö, Sweden, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Utrecht, NL
This marvellous, brass six-light ceiling light was created in what we now call “the golden age of Scandinavian design”. The period saw the revival of an elementary, undecorated visual language, emphasizing sleek design and craftsmanship as this Swedish model demonstrates. Uno & Östen Kristiansson’s present model has a brass body with six arms, each one holding a tubular white acrilyc shade on an elongated shade holder. Following the sleek shape of the shade holders, the rod and the arms uniting at the cluster have the same shape resulting in a sleek look with a contemporary edge. The structure is uncluttered so that the shades can stand out. The eye-catching brass body balances the minimalist look with the warmth the light creates. Thanks to the arrangement of the white acrylic shades, light is distributed evenly in all directions when switched on. The combination of materials, shapes, and textures creates this lamp’s modern, sleek design, a clear return to bright simplicity that is in opposition with the flowing, organic lines of the reconstruction of the early 20th century. Defined by long, vertical lines, this model is uniquely stylish and guaranteed to stand out. In 1950, Uno Kristiansson founded his own manufacturing company, Luxus, which was situated in Vittsjö. In the 1950s, the collections were launched nationally in Sweden, and internationally across Europe. Swedish designers and brothers Uno & Östen Kristiansson, were particularly active from the 1950s to the 1970s in Sweden. They were prolific designers with a clear design aesthetic that is easily recognizable as Scandinavian modern. Condition: In good vintage condition consistent with age and use. The brass has some small marks and stains. Dimensions: 32.28 in Ø x 33.85 in H 82 cm Ø x 86 cm H About the Designer: Swedish designers and brothers Uno & Östen Kristiansson, known for their lighting and mirror designs, were particularly active from the 1950s to the 1970s in Sweden. Although there is a dearth of biographical information available on the pair, their designs are nonetheless appreciated by vintage lovers, and are highly sought-after on the vintage market today. Uno was born in 1925, and Östen two years later in 1927. Little is known about their formative years, but it can be surmised that they spent their early years in southern Sweden, learning the furniture trade from their father who ran his own furniture business, Vittsjö Furniture (established in 1919), named after the Swedish village in which it was located. In 1950, Uno Kristiansson founded his own manufacturing company, Luxus, which was also situated in Vittsjö. He produced a range of products, including home and interior lamps, furniture and mirrors, that were designed by the two brothers. In the 1950s, the collections were launched nationally in Sweden, and internationally across Europe. In 1968, Luxus presented a collection of lamps with brightly coloured textile shades that perfectly encapsulated the mood of the 1960s. They are said to have been designed by renowned Finnish textile...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Brass

Opaline Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Fog and Morup, Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass pendant lamp from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalistic design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice details like the oak stick. Ma...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Swing Arm Teak Wall Lamp, 1970s Designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Luxus of Sweden, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Antwerp, BE
The lamp can be swiveled and also adjusted in height and inclination in many positions up and down. Ideal for direct light as well mood lighting in your office or interior. Diameter ...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Teak

Opaline Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö, Hans-Agne Jakobsson, Fog and Morup
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass pendant lamp from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalistic design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice details like the oak stick. Ma...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Minimalistic Teak and Opal Glass Pendant by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, 1960s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Aachen, NRW
A wonderful midcentury teak chandelier. A unique, timeless, and elegant masterpiece of Danish Teak wood designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Sweden, 1960s. The light sculpture impre...
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1960s Swedish Minimalist Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Teak

Opaline and Teak Chandelier by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Luxus Vittsjö, Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass chandelier from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalistic design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice teak details. Very rare version in...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opaline Glass, Teak

1970s Uno & Östen Kristiansson Swedish Luxus Green Glass Table Lamp
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus of Sweden
Located in Indianapolis, IN
A 1970s Swedish green and white cased glass table lamp designed by the Swedish designers Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus. This lantern-shaped glass lamp features an avocado green glass...
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1970s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Glass

Opal Glass and Oak Ceiling Lamp by Uno Kristiansson for Luxus, Sweden, 1950s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Hägersten, SE
Ceiling lamp designed by Uno & Östen Kristiansson. Produced by Luxus in Sweden during the 1950s. Made from oak and opal glass. Good vintage condition with light age related wear and ...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Opal

Swedish Tablelamp Pair 'Luno' 1241 by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus 1970s
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson, Luxus Vittsjö
Located in Stockholm, SE
A special and rare pair of globe table lamps model 1241 by Uno & Östen Kristiansson for Luxus, Vittsjö - Sweden 1970s. This model was designe...
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

Materials

Plastic, Acrylic

Opaline Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in München, DE
Wonderful Swedish opal glass pendant lamp from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalistic design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice teak details. Manufacturer: Lu...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

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Teak, Opaline Glass

Uno & Östen Kristiansson 2 Teak Sconces for Luxus Sweden 1960
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Paris, FR
Uno & Osten Kristiansson a pair of teak and acrylic sconces wall lights Luxus. Vittsio. Sweden 1960 Good condition, Electrical function not tested The designer brothers Uno & Östen Kristiansson are known for their lighting and mirrors and were particularly active from 1950 to 1970 in Sweden. They were prolific designers with a clear design aesthetic, easily identifiable as "Scandinavian Modern". Although there is little biographical information about the duo, their work is highly regarded by vintage enthusiasts and is in high demand on the vintage market today. In 1950, Uno Kristiansson founded his own factory, Luxus, also located in Vittsjö. There he produced indoor and outdoor lamps, furniture and mirrors, designed by the two brothers. Their collections were launched in Sweden and throughout Europe in 1950. In 1968, Luxus introduced a collection of lamps with brightly colored shades that perfectly captured the spirit of the 1960s. They are said to have been designed by the renowned Finnish textile...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

Materials

Acrylic, Teak

Ceiling Lamps by Uno & Östen Kristiansson Model 535 Luxus Vittsjö Sweden 1970
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in Paris, FR
Uno & Östen Kristiansson ceiling lamps model '535' made by Luxus Vittsjö Sweden circa 1970 Good condition, electrical functions not tested Price f...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

Opaline Pendant Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in München, DE
Extremely rare and beautiful Swedish opal glass pendant lamp from the 1960s. Great and exceptionally minimalistic design with a fantastically elegant look. Very nice teak details. ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

Materials

Opaline Glass, Teak

Table Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in München, DE
Extremely rare and beautiful Swedish table lamp from the 1960s. Great and unusual design with a fantastically elegant appearance. Manufacturer: Luxury Design: Uno and Östen Kris...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

Materials

Fabric, Plastic

Table Lamp by Uno and Östen Kristiansson for Luxus
By Uno & Östen Kristiansson
Located in München, DE
Extremely rare and beautiful Swedish table lamp from the 1960s. Great and unusual design with a fantastically elegant appearance. Manufacturer: Luxus Design: Uno and Östen Krist...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Uno & Östen Kristiansson Lighting

Materials

Brass

Uno & Östen Kristiansson lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Uno & Östen Kristiansson lighting are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Uno & Östen Kristiansson lighting, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original lighting by Uno & Östen Kristiansson 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 lighting by Rörstrand, Fagerhult, and Anders Pehrson. Prices for Uno & Östen Kristiansson lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $501 and can go as high as $16,496, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,792.

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