This is the iconic series of Swedish designer Carl Thores pendant light called “Trava”. The original idea behind the lamps was that you could take them apart and reconstruct them to your liking. This is a pair of the medium sized version with the opac band at the centre. Made from golden coloured brushed aluminium.
Good condition with only a few scratches and no dents. Standard E27 socket. Only sold as a pair.
The real name of the designer known as Carl Thore was Sigurd Lindkvist, and he was born in 1916 in Åmal in Sweden’s Dalsland. After working for a lighting firm called Luko, in 1961 Lindkvist joined Granhaga Metallindustri, for whom he designed lights and was also head of sales, remaining with the company until he retired in around 1981. Lindkvist adopted the pseudonym Carl Thore for his Granhaga light designs on the spur of the moment when he was presenting the lights to a client who asked the identity of the designer. “Carl Thore,” Lindkvist blurted out, these being his two middle names.