Design by Poul Christiansen, between 1969 and 1978.
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.
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.
Dimensions: 14.5" D X 11.75" H
Lamp Type: incandescent, fluorescent
Listing: UL, cUL, Energy Star
Instructions: Click to download Instructions.
Models: LK175 LK175B LK175BG 175B 175BG leklint #175B #175BG
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.
Modern Danish Lighting from 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.
It is a beautiful, modern pendant.
It is my second LeKlint.
The delivery was very quick and the pendant like all LeKlint is very
light and very easy to install.
Absolutely love it and received many compliments on it!
By: Deniza M., Homeowner (NewCanaan CT)
This is a beautiful piece. Functional and makes a definite statement. Like a piece of art.
By: William V., Homeowner (Williamsburg, VA)
This is a great product, i love it.
I love the light, it's great and all my friends love it when they visit my new home. i highly recommend it.
By: Ming-Tak L., Homeowner (New York, NY, USA)
Design at its best, it's elegant & retro at the same time!
Beautiful piece of art that we will enjoy in our kitchen for years to come! The light is perfect, not too bright or harsh, but still bright and cheerful.
By: Michelle D, Homeowner (LA, CA)
The light is amazing and looks great in my dining room.
It's a beautiful light and well worth the price. It really looks amazing hung up over my dining room table. It's a little more modern design than the rest of my house so I was a bit nervous, but it looks great.
By: Daren R., Homeowner (St. Paul, MN USA)
I have 2 of these Le Klint Pendant light, and Love Them, I have one on each side of my bed, and they Look Awsome!, Very High End Very Chic Looking.
By: Ny_Guy, Renter (NY)
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