Palle Suenson - Nordic Masters London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Aarhus Oil Factory A/S, Aarhus, 1938-1942

  • Catalogue Essay

    Palle Suenson was one of Denmark’s great modernist architects in the twentieth century. His work covers a wide range, from single-family town houses to large-scale office buildings and public institutions. The often impressive volume and serene forms within his architecture are combined with an unfailing artistic sense of material and detail. In 1938 Suenson was commissioned to design a new office building for the Aarhus Oil Factory A/S. The commission included the interior, furniture, light fittings and fixtures (including the present lot), most of which were custom made for the project. The building was completed and inaugurated in 1942.

    Only 10 individual examples of the present lot are known to exist.


Pair of large wall lights, designed for the offices at Aarhus Oil Factory A/S

Painted brass, brass, opaque glass.
Each: 23 x 45.5 x 47 cm (9 x 17 7/8 x 18 1/2 in.)
Base of each light fixture impressed with 6 and 11 respectively.

£18,000 - 25,000 

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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016