Retro Vintage Carl Thore Trava ceiling light lamp c1960

Retro Vintage Carl Thore Trava ceiling light lamp c1960 Retro Vintage Carl Thore Trava ceiling light lamp c1960 Ceiling Lights

Retro Vintage Carl Thore Trava ceiling light lamp c1960
Dimensions Height 20cm Dia 30cm

Sigurd 'Carl Thore' Lindkvist was born in 1916 in Åmål, Sweden. Lindkvist worked for the lighting firm Luko, before joining Granhaga Metallindustri AB in 1961 as Head of Sales and Lighting Design. Lindkvist apparently adopted the pseudonym Carl Thore when he was presenting his lights to a client. Not wanting to reveal to the customer his identity as a designer, Lindkvist used his two middle names instead. The lights were labeled ‘Carl Thore Design’ from then on. Lindkvist remained with the company until he retired in 1981.

In the postwar era, Scandinavian designer-architects explored new ways in which they could defuse and redirect light. Lindkvist falls into the category of designers producing minimalist, sculptured Space Age table lamps, wall lights, and pendants, especially in copper, aluminum, brightly-colored glass, and plastic. In fact, much like Poul Henningsen’s PH Lamp Series (from 1925) for Louis Poulsen, Lindkvist created a series of layered shades—known officially as concentric parabolic-section cowls—to spread the light while concealing the lightbulb for his appropriately named Trava Lamp (1960s), meaning 'Stack' in English. This glare-free approach was perfect for the reduction of the harsh, glaring bulbs available at the time of production.
Today, the Trava Lamp is the most popular and widely distributed of Lindkvist’s Carl Thore lamp designs, as well as his best-known design today. The lamp appears in many guises, as it was produced with several variations of style, size, and color. It was mainly sold in Sweden through the Swedish Consumer Cooperative chain of shops known as KF Interior, but it was also exported to Denmark, the UK, the Netherlands, and even as far as South Africa.

My research suggests that these light fixture were not labeled, from research on 1st dibs, Panamo, ebay and etsy Ive not found a label, however I am fallible and sometimes make mistakes, If you research the light you will see they vary little from what's presented on the above named websites. If you find out there are labels I will be delighted to learn something new and please let me know.

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Hi there
Thanks for your reply .As you suggested I’ve placed a €1 offer.
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@Murray Scallon:
Hi there
Ive two Retro vintage mid-century Lyskaer Belysning Danish ceiling lights c1960
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one Retro Vintage Carl Thore Trava ceiling light lamp c1960,
I also have an extremely expensive Harvey Guzzini and a not so expensive Harvey Guzzini Rise and fall light.plus a vintage German cascade light.
Your welcome to view all. Just offer €1 for private communication
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Bodi
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Hi there
Is this light fixture still available ?.
It looks like you may have more than one , is this the case ?.
I’m looking for 3 similar if not the same .
Many thanks
Murray
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@Michaelfbradley approximately 40cm it’s a very easy think to attach a longer cable.
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Bodi
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Can you confirm approximately the length of the cable?