Upsala Ekeby Mid-century Modern White Table Lamp. Model 13 named "Flora", white base with a beautiful Blue Floral Pattern.
Design by Anna-Lisa Thomson for Swedish Upsala-Ekeby in the late 40s.
Excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of use. New wiring and lampholder in brass.
Shade is sold separately.
Height lamp base including socket 27 cm / 10.6"
Height for lamp base + shade: 41 cm / 16.1"
Diameter of lamp base (where widest): 12 cm / 4.7"
Anna-Lisa Thomson received her education at the Technical School in Stockholm from 1924 to 1928. She began immediately after training at the ceramic factory St. Erik lervarufabrik in Uppsala. After two years, she was the factory's artistic director. In the mid 1930s she came to Upsala-Ekeby where she and Sven Erik Skawonius and Vicke Lindstrand would change the company's ceramic direction. Thomson's and Skawonius' ornamental goods and crockery received several international awards, including in Paris in 1937 and New York in 1939.
One of Thomson's most famous works are the vase "Paprika" of 1948, which was manufactured in a variety of shapes and sizes and produced still well into the 1960s. "Paprika" is a combination of rough, black pottery and shiny white or yellow glaze, this was a novelty for the time.
Anna-Lisa Thomson was also a talented painter and her work was naive, nature-inspired and colorful. She suffered from cancer and died at 46 years of age. The Swedish book of poetry "Eko av dagens ljusa klang" includes Anna-Lisa Thomson illustrations and was published posthumously in 1953.