Dane Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen (1913-2004) had a creative streak beyond the ordinary. He is known among vintage collectors, not least internationally, where the original lamps fetch high hammer blows at auctions. Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen drew sketches of everything. Envelopes, theater programs, even tram tickets. Some lamps remained sketches and ideas, others he brought to life, and thanks to a combination of creativity, talent and vision, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen has played a significant role in Danish lamp design. From the 50s onwards, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen took the lead in modern lighting, parallel to the heyday of Danish furniture art.
As an authorized blacksmith, Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen possessed both an experimental and well-balanced understanding of materials and created innovative, high-quality lamps with both an international and Nordic expression. In dialogue with Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen's family, Warm Nordic takes care of the design legacy of the great lighting designer and will continuously launch several iconic lamp designs in the House of Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen.
WELL BALANCED & INNOVATIVE
The unique ones Beak Birds is the charming result of the designer's experimental and creative approach to the world. Beak Birds have been found in the stashes of Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen's family as part of his design legacy and are now, by agreement with the descendants, ready to take on the world with their own personality.
Silhouette is a sculptural table lamp with an asymmetrical design language, designed in the 50s. In its elegant construction, the Silhouette table lamp beautifully stages the indirect light that also characterizes other iconic lamps of the time. The Silhouette table lamp adds character to the surroundings with its reclining, slanted shade and indirect lighting, which is achieved through reflection from the small upward-facing light source against the wide metal shade. The result is a timeless study in light and asymmetry, with added details in solid brass.