1. Laminated pine In the mid-fifties, Hans Agne Jakobsson was decorating windows in his shop in Markaryd for Christmas. To screen off direct light, he used shavings of pine. Very soon, a man walked into the shop and wanted to buy this new light fixture. Hans-Agne’s biggest international success was born, and laminated pine fixtures were soon sold around the world.
2. Very large brass chandeliers In the late fifties Hans-Agne did his first large chandeliers and many were bought for public buildings such as churches and concert halls. Smaller versions were made for other types of rooms, including homes. He also designed matching wall appliqués, floor lights and to some extent table lights. He used different types of glass shades for the same fixture to give the buyers a bigger verity to select from.
3. Silk fringes The brass light fixtures with attached silk fringes were a big success in the mid-sixties. Fringes in different colors were offered and he made all sorts of fringe lights, small and large ceiling lights, reading and table lights, floor lights and wall lights.
4.The non-dazzle light Hans-Agne was probably inspired by Poul Henningsen’s non-dazzle lighting, and this inspiration continued to follow his designs for almost a half century. You will see this in most of his designs, excluding the chandeliers.
5. Pop art Around 1970 Hans-Agne Jakobsson launched a range of lights with a clear references to pop art and Verner Panton. He used sheets of brass, copper, aluminum and astralit (a plastic material) to make contemporary and youthful non-dazzle lights. But Hans-Agne did not design these light fixtures himself, the designer's name is Tomas Orrling.