Le Klint 171 Pendant Light by Illuminating Experiences
design by Poul Christiansen
Le Klint 171 Pendant Light is a hand-folded sculptural pendant shade with color-stabilized white PVC which is completely washable and anti-static.
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.
These hand-folded sculptural pendant shades were designed by architect Poul Christiansen between 1969 and 1978 and have been in continuous production by the Danish company Le Klint. 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. All pendants include 5 feet of white cord.
About the Designer
Poul Christiansen trained at the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He worked in architecture and design for Ib & Jørgen Rasmussen from 1977 to 1986. He founded "Komplot Design", together with Boris Berlin in 1987.
Between 1969 and 1987 Poul Christiansen brought innovative and exciting dimensions to LE KLINT's lamp shades. Prior to his involvement the shades had been folded in pleats and in straight lines across the pleats. Poul Christiansen discovered that folding in mathematical curves gave the lamp shades beautiful and unique sculptural shapes.
His most famous creation is the SinusLine series, which he developed by combining sine curves in such a way that they formed a lamp shade when folded. Poul Christiansen continues to design new lamps for LE KLINT.
About Le Klint
World-renowned classic Le Klint lampshades and fixtures are produced as genuine handcrafted pieces at the company’s premises in Odense, Denmark, while new, more modern models are constantly being developed in collaboration with leading Danish designers and craftsmen.
From the very outset of the company, Le Klint has presented high-class lighting and lampshade products in consistent, hand-made quality and timeless designs. These are classic designs, world-class applied art from Denmark.
Le Klint Design
Clean, simple and striking. The architect and furniture designer Andreas Hansen has an unmistakable recognizable style when it comes to creating the hanging lamps. Le Klint’s customers have benefited from his talent since the 1950s. He has since created a scintillating range of lamps that make beautiful use of the traditional Le Klint shades.
Le Klint has now produced lamps in two centuries. The result is a range that reflects both tradition and renewal. Time and again the classic shades are combined with new materials. Materials and possibilities: paper meets wood, iron, brass and steel. Le Klint’s pleated shades, made of plastic-coated paper and pure plastic, have been used in conjunction with many different materials and in every case the simple shades and natural materials have worked well together.
Le Klint pendant lamps are more than just elegant shades. They are, in fact, successful combinations of lines and materials - beautifully put together by the very best of Danish designers. This is challenging for the materials, the public, yet trendsetting beyond the confines of time.
Available in three sizes
LK171A (Small): 12.25" H x 16.5" D
LK171B (Medium): 12.25" H x 19.75" D
LK171C (Large): 12.25" H x 21.75" D
Uses 1 x 100W E26 Medium base A19 Incandescent (not included)
UL/cUL Listed for dry and damp locations
Made in Denmark