A smaller ceiling light shaped like an onion ´designed by Helge Zimdal, Sweden in the 1950s.
Helge Zimdal, originally Zimdahl (1903 – 2001) was a Swedish architect who became famous for his numerous school buildings.He graduated from the School of Architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1927 and at the Art Academy in Stockholm in 1930. He participated in the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition of furniture and textiles, furniture, partly in collaboration with Carl-Axel Acking. At the Royal Institute of Technology he had met Nils Ahrbom, with whom he ran the Ahrbom & Zimdahl architects company with for almost 25 years, between 1927 and 1951.
Ahrbom & Zimdahl designed a large number of schools in Stockholm, for example Sveaplans flickläroverk (Sveaplans gymnasium) 1936 och Södra flickläroverket at Skanstull (Skanstulls gymnasium) in 1943 and in the rest of the country in Ludvika, Sara, Motala and Enkoping. Sveaplans flickläroverk is a beautiful example of Scandinavian functionalistic architecture. Ahrbom’s and Zimdahl’s cooperation ended in 1951, when Helge Zimdal (this was when he decided to remove the “h” from his name) became Professor of Architecture at Chalmers University in Gothenburg (1951-1970). Ahrbom was a professor at at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm between 1942 and 1963.
Helge Zimdal was honorary architect of Swedish Architects' Association (SAR).
Watch a program made about and with Helge Zimdal made by Swedish Television (SVT) in year 2000.
Material: Brass. Painted white on the inside.
Size: h 22 cm 8 3/4" w 21 cm 8 1/4"
Power: Max 60 W
Condition: Very good, some scratches, annealing and minor dents, minor discoloration on the inside
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