Malin Appelgren Paulsson

by Grace Bonney

There’s something about the way hand-beaten brass reflects light that makes it simply irresistible. These gorgeous sconces are from Swedish metalsmith Malin Appelgren Paulsson. Trained by her grandfather, who designed sconces for King Gustav V in the early 1930s, Malin now produces these sconces in brass and pewter. I love how simple but sophisticated they are. Pieces like this effortlessly straddle the line between traditional and modern, making them worth the investment. And the fact that you can see each of Malin’s 3,000 hammer hits (and her grandfather’s maker’s stamp) gives them a truly handmade feel that shows just how much time went into them. If you’re interested in checking out Malin’s sconces, you can contact The Shop Floor Project for details and purchasing. xo, grace

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