Danish Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen (1913-2004) had a creative streak beyond the ordinary. He is known among vintage collectors - notably internationally, where the original lamps fetch high hammer blows at auctions. Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen sketched on everything: envelopes, theatre programmes, even tram tickets. Some remained sketches and ideas, but others he brought to life in the form of lamps. Thanks to a combination of imagination, talent and vision, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen played an important role in Danish lamp design. From the 1950s onwards, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen took the lead in the world of modern lighting during the heyday of Danish furniture design.
As a licensed ornamental metalworker, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen possessed an experimental, yet balanced understanding of materials, creating innovative, high quality lamps with an international, yet Nordic look. In consultation with Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen’s family, Warm Nordic is upholding the legacy of this great lighting designer and will regularly launch more House of Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen iconic lamp designs.
WELL-BALANCED & INVENTIVE
The unique Beak Birds is the endearing result of the designer’s experimental, creative approach to the world. Beak Birds was discovered in the attic of Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen’s family home. It is part of his design legacy and now, thanks to an agreement with his descendants, it is ready to captivate the world with its various characters.
Silhouette is a sculptural table lamp with an asymmetrical idiom, designed in the 1950s. With its elegant structure, the Silhouette provides excellent indirect light, a characteristic of other iconic lamps of the era. The Silhouette table lamp adds character to its surroundings with its tilted-back, oblique shade and indirect lighting, achieved via reflection from the small upturned light source against the wide metal shade. The result is a timeless study in light and asymmetry, with added details in solid brass.