Nordisk Solar Compagni

Nordisk Solar Compagni blog postsNordisk Solar Compagni A/S was founded in 1919 by Jacob L Jørgensen and Herluf Sørensen. Based in Kolding in Denmark, they initially concentrated on enamelware, but in 1922 moved into the production of electrical goods and in 1924 radios. By the late 1930s they had diversified into other household products including light fittings. In 1958 a separate company, Audiola Radio A/S, was set up to deal with radio production as Nordisk Solar Compagni began to concentrate increasingly on lighting design, some of the early designs taking advantage of the company’s plastics expertise gained from the radio production. Over the following two decades Nordisk Solar Compagni lights won a reputation for quality and a number of international design awards, but in the mid 1980s the company, by this time known simply as Solar, began to specialise in industrial lighting and solar technology. Domestic lighting production was first transferred to Hans-Agne Jakobsson A/S, the Swedish lamp manufacturer acquired by Solar A/S in 1989, then ended completely. 

The origins of the Danish star light

The origins of the Danish star light

modblog 21/11/2012 0
A couple of years ago we wrote about the fact that we had been unable to find reliable information about the origins of one of our favourite vintage D...
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The difference between Nordisk Solar and Anvia star lamps

The difference between Nordisk Solar and Anvia star lamps

modblog 19/11/2010 0
The star-shaped lacquered steel pendant light pictured below seems to embody the space-age style of the late 60s and early 70s, but in fact it was des...
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Hvidt, Hvidt & Mølgaard's Safari

Hvidt, Hvidt & Mølgaard's Safari

modblog 07/05/2010 0
Nordisk Solar Compagni’s Safari pendant light, pictured below, is often attributed to Jørgen Gammelgaard, but was in fact designed in the 1970s by eng...
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Three of a kind

Three of a kind

modblog 28/04/2010 0
Danish lighting companies Louis Poulsen, Lyfa and Nordisk Solar Compagni have all produced lamps with a very similar shape. The Poulsen version is inc...
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