Design by Hvidt & Mølgaard, 1969-1978.
By Le Klint.
The unique concept and the enterprising Klint family would not have been enough on their own, because without one particular resource, namely all the skilled pleaters at Le Klint, it would have been impossible to put the concept into actual production. Assiduous, precise and highly dextrous, they have turned the designers' proposals and models into beautiful shades over the years. The pleaters are still there today – because no machine can ever replace craftsmanship.
The classic 161 model has been reintroduced into the Le Klint line. With great style and elegance this lamp has no intention of ever going out of fashion. We are now able to bid this beautiful lamp welcome back to compliment any interior. The material is a color-stabilized white PVC which is completely washable and anti-static. Le Klint pendants are enjoying renewed popularity along with other design icons of the 1960's.
The Le Klint Pendant 161 was designed by Poul Christiansen. All Le Klint pendants are hand-crafted to insure quality and include 5 feet of white cord.
Includes 5 feet of white cord.
Dimensions: 21.25" D X 9.5" H
Bulbs: LK161G: 1 x 26W GU24 Twist and Lock Compact Fluorescent (included) LK161: 1 x 100W E26 Medium Base A19 Incandescent (not included)
Designer: Hvidt & MølgaardView other products by Hvidt & Mølgaard
Manufacturer: Le Klint
P.V. Jensen Klint was an architect and also a far-sighted and visionary gentleman. He had designed a stoneware oil lamp which needed an appropriate shade. What does the gifted and curious designer do? He invents a unique product — a lamp shade with folding across the pleats.
P.V. Jensen was a Bachelor of Engineering, an architect and a painter. One must accentuate two achievements which still remain after his death. One is the Grundtvig Church in Copenhagen and the other is the cross pleated lamp shade which 40 years later went into production under the company name of LE KLINT.
Tage Klint, son of P.V. Jensen Klint, was the creative entrepreneur who in 1943 chose to turn the family's artistically folded lamp shades into a regular business. He also added a crucial detail to the original shades; the unique “collar” at the top of the lamp, designed to fix the shade to the metal stand. Furthermore, he designed a number of lamps which have all been a part of LE KLINT's assortment.
In 1953 his son, Jan Klint, took over the company. As a business man, he was years ahead of his time. In order to secure his employees, he created a fund which has since 1972 been in charge of the company LE KLINT. In addition, the fund supports former employees, designers and architects.
The unique concept and the enterprising Klint family would not have been enough on their own, because without one particular resource, namely all the skilled pleaters at Le Klint, it would have been impossible to put the concept into actual production.
Assiduous, precise and highly dextrous, they have turned the designers' proposals and models into beautiful shades over the years. The pleaters are still there today — because no machine can ever replace craftsmanship.View other products from Le Klint
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