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Le Klint Pendant 169


Item #: IEQ-LK169

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Design by Poul Christiansen, between 1969 and 1978.
Imported from Denmark.

These hand-folded sculptural pendant shades 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.

Material(s): Pvc

Dimensions: 18.5" D X 11" H; 5 feet of white cord

Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT, FLUORESCENT

Bulbs:

  • LK169G: 1 x 26W GU24 Twist and Lock Compact Fluorescent lamp (included)
  • LK169: 1 x 100W (max) E26 Medium Base A19 Incandescent lamp, (not included) equivalent cfl or LED lamp can be used

Listing: UL, CUL, ENERGY STAR

Instructions: Click to download instructions.

Model(s): LK169 LK169G 169 169G leklint #169 #169G

Poul Christiansen

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.

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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.

Indispensable Pleaters

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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY HAPPY WITH PERFORMANCE OUR HOTEL INSTALLED 169 DURING 2004 REMODEL AND HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH PRODUCT. THIS PURCHASE IS FOR BACKUP!
Date published: 2009-04-27
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Le Klint Pendant 169 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
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Le Klint Pendant 169 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY HAPPY WITH PERFORMANCE OUR HOTEL INSTALLED 169 DURING 2004 REMODEL AND HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH PRODUCT. THIS PURCHASE IS FOR BACKUP!
Date published: 2009-04-27
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