Svend Aage Holm-Sørensen
an experimental and innovative passion for lighting design.
Danish designer Svend Aage Holm Sørensen (1913-2004) is known for his self-produced lighting designs dating from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. As a licensed ornamental metalworker, Holm-Sørensen possessed an experimental, yet balanced understanding of materials. His passion for lighting design was evident wherever he was, he would sketch ideas on everything: envelopes, theatre programmes, even tram tickets.
In the 1950s Holm Sørensen started his own successful lighting company to produce and distribute his designs. His style varies greatly, with work from the 1950s reflecting the mid-century modern lighting style, with clear international influences but a distinctly Nordic look. From the 1960s onwards, Holm Sørensen embraced the raw Brutalist style producing lighting in unfinished brass and copper surfaces.