Brass Trava Pendant by Carl Thore for Granhaga ‘1960s’
Sigurd ‘Carl Thore’ Lindkvist was born in 1916 in Åmål, Sweden. Lindkvist worked for the lighting firm Luko, before joining Granhaga Metallindustri AB in 1961 as Head of Sales and Lighting Design. Lindkvist apparently adopted the pseudonym Carl Thore when he was presenting his lights to a client. Not wanting to reveal to the customer his identity as a designer, Lindkvist used his two middle names instead. The lights were labeled ‘Carl Thore Design’ from then on. Lindkvist remained with the company until he retired in 1981.