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Gunnar Asplund GA1 Pendant Lamp Mouthblown Opaque Glass, Designed in 1930´s

US$3,185.98per item

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GA1 was designed for the extension of the Gothenburg Courthouse Extension building which Asplund started on 1913 and finished 1937 - it shows his transformation from neo-classical to functionalist architect, a transformation in parallel with other European modernists like Erich Mendelsohn. GA1 can be said to resemble a cloud, floating over the floor surface. The light fitting consists of two glass halves, joined together by a chromed detail. The two halves, mouthblown and manufactured in a three layer opaque glass, is a testament of the understanding and respect of glass as a material: Each radius and surface is deliberate and the meeting between the two halves is well balanced. Originally the fitting was constructed around the light bulb. In order not to change the unique and original light distribution created by the glass, GA1 will continue to be manufactured for omni-directional lightsources. Erik Gunnar Asplund. Erik Gunnar Asplund (22 September 1885 – 20 October 1940) was a Swedish architect, mostly known as a key representative of Nordic Classicism of the 1920s, and during the last decade of his life as a major proponent of the modernist style which made its breakthrough in Sweden at the Stockholm International Exhibition (1930). Among Asplund's most important works is the Stockholm Public Library, constructed between 1924 and 1928, which stands as the prototypical example of the Nordic Classicism and so-called Swedish Grace movement. It was particularly influential on the proposal submitted for the competition for the design of the Viipuri Library in 1927 by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, who regarded Asplund as his mentor. Another important work is the extension of the Gothenburg Courthouse Extension building which Asplund started on 1913 and finished 1937 - it shows his transformation from neo-classical to functionalist architect, a transformation in parallel with other European modernists like Erich Mendelsohn. Asplund collaborated with architect Sigurd Lewerentz in the design of Skogskyrkogården, a cemetery which is a UNESCO world heritage site, created between 1914 and 1940. They were also the main architects for the temporary Stockholm International Exhibition (1930). Although temporary, the modernist, exposed-glass-and-steel-frame Entry Pavilion at the fair was internationally influential. In fact, it was influential already before its completion, having an influence on the much smaller Turku Fair in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto and Erik Bryggman, who had travelled to Stockholm to see its construction. Gunnar Asplund is considered perhaps the most important modernist Swedish architect and has had a major influence on later generations of Swedish and Nordic architects.

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.5 cm (7.29 in.)Diameter: 60 cm (23.63 in.)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2022
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    7-8 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Värnamo, SE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BLOND GA11stDibs: LU6455227826652

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About the Maker

BLOND

BLOND started with the thought of manufacturing and providing luminaires of high quality, both when it comes to the function of light as well as the design. Manufacturing in the very heart and industrial centre of Sweden. From the start BLOND focused on illuminating the contract market and to have a close cooperation with our clients, whom are mainly architects, interior designers and lighting designers. Asplund by BLOND. Erik Gunnar Asplund (1885 - 1940) has been the key influence in creating what we today consider as Scandinavian architecture and design. Being considered as one of the most important architects of the 20th-century, his active period extends from ca 1910 - 1940. With works that extends from national romanticism via neo-classicism to functionalism. With a holistic perspective his architecture resembles that of a Gesamtkunstwerk - a common denominator in his works is the care for details as part of the big picture. 1913 Gunnar Asplund won a competition regarding an extension of the Gothenburg City Hall, a project in which he was involved with for nearly 25 years due to redesigns. 1914 the Stockholm City Council announced an international architectural competition after the decision had been taken to set aside land for a new cemetary. The competition ended in 1915, with the winning architects being Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, and was not finished until 1940 thus becoming the final resting place for Asplund. For future generations to discover.
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