The Swedish interior and furniture designer Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1919-2009) was one of Scandinavia's most important lamp manufacturers between the 1950s and the late 1970s, the golden age of Scandinavian design. He is especially appreciated for his glare-free lamps made of brass and glass, which are influenced by the modern style of Alvar Aalto and Poul Henningsen.
Since 1951 he created with his company, the Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, in the city of Markaryd in southern Sweden about 2500 different lamp models of all kinds. The company closed in the early 1980s and the archives are said to have disappeared. A few catalogues still circulate and bear witness to the diversity of his designs.
In some cases, very successful models were produced in almost industrial-sized series; in others, there were high-quality models that were elaborate in their production, which are very difficult to find today and were probably only produced by hand in small numbers. He enjoyed great international recognition and typical buyers of his sometimes monumental luminaires were also churches, municipalities and public and industrial buildings designed by architects.