Carl Fagerlund

Carl Fagerlund

Born: 1915 - Died: 2011

The Swedish designer, Carl Gustaf Wilhelm Fagerlund is internationally recognized for his fabulous lighting designs at Orrefors Glassworks in the 1960-1970s.

His career started as drawing teacher after graduating the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden in 1943. After a short period as teacher, he was hired as lighting designer at a Swedish company manufacturing electrical light and generators.

In 1946 he became lighting designer at Orrefors Glassworks and stayed he until 1980. In this period, he designed some absolutely gorgeous crystal lights in different shapes and sizes, but often with amber / green outer shade and a thick clear inner shade with double faceted ornamentation. His wall lights are often characterized by thick yellow / champagned colored crystal glass.

Carl Fagerlund also designed lighting installations for public buildings, like Frederiksberg Town Hall and Hotel D’Angleterre, both in Copenhagen, Denmark, the headquarters of General Motors and the Kennedy Center in the US and the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

He exhibited in London, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lund, Gothenburg and Kalmar, and was a member of the Swedish Order of Freemasons.

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