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Collection: Lamps designed by Gunnar Asplund

New production of lamps from a modernist cultural heritage . In 1935-1937, the Asplund annex to Gothenburg's Town Hall was built. The building as well as the interior and furnishings were largely designed by the architect Asplund himself. Work with Gothenburg's town hall has been considered very important for the development of Swedish modernist architecture and the town hall annex itself one of the first modernist buildings in Sweden. Several of the Asplund lamps that can be seen today in Svenska Designlampor's range were then designed for the new town hall annex in Gothenburg. Read more about Gunnar Asplund below...

Architecture & design

Gunnar Asplund (1885-1940) is considered one of the most significant Swedish architects in the 20th century and was a leading figure in functionalism. Asplund graduated in architecture in 1909 at Tekniska skolan (now Konstfack) in Stockholm.
Asplund's architecture is characterized by strict forms, simple materials and a strong sense of proportion and scale. He was an advocate that architecture should be based on human needs and functionality, and that buildings should be adapted to their surroundings. Asplund is regarded as one of the most influential Swedish architects of the 20th century, and his work has had a great impact on modern architecture.

Stockholm exhibition & world heritage

He worked, among other things, with the Danish architect Edvard Thomsen in Stockholm, and together they designed the well-known Stockholm exhibition in 1930.
Perhaps Asplund's most famous work (together with Sigurd Lewerentz) is the Forest Cemetery in Stockholm (1915-1940), which is considered one of the most significant Swedish works in modern architecture. Since 1994, Skogskyrkogården has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.