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Hans-Agne Jakobsson

Hans-Agne Jakobsson

Hans- Agne Jakobsson (1919 – 2009) was a Swedish interior and furniture designer , and began as an assistant to Carl Malmsten and Werner West . He belonged to the masters of subdued lighting and worked with calm and soothing fixtures where the prerequisite was that light would be glare-free.
Hans-Agne was born and raised in Hvadhem on Gotland, Sweden and took his journeyman test as a cabinetmaker at the age of 18. Later, he received an architectural degree in Gothenburg, Sweden and was employed as an industrial designer at General Motors. He designed and experimented with fixtures in his spare time and when no one wanted to buy the drawings he started his own manufacturing in Markaryd, Sweden in 1951. He was for a long time executive chairman at the fixture company Hans- Agne Jakobsson AB.