The Lyngby Vase by Lyngby Porcelain and the LE KLINT lamp are among the classics of Danish design history. Both designs emerged from functionalism in the 1940s and, with their cutting-edge lines and white signature colour, there is a symbolic and physical kinship between the two.
Lyngby Porcelæn and LE KLINT teamed up for a short time in the 1960s to produce a table lamp that combined the popular grooves of the Lyngby Vase with the Klint family’s proud craftsmanship. Back then, the design was produced as a limited edition, so not many exist today. With a bit of luck, you might find some of the original lamps at flea markets – they all had “Eksklusivt produceret” (“Exclusively produced”) printed on the bottom.
Lyngby Porcelæn has relaunched the beautiful table lamp that emerged from this unique partnership. True to the original design of Esben Klint and with an original LE KLINT lampshade. Just like in the 1960s.
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The LE KLINT story began in the early 20th century, when the first pleated lampshade was folded to fit a paraffin lamp – both designed by architect and engineer P.V. Jensen-Klint.
A team of friends and family members, including sons Tage and Kaare Klint, then worked hard to refine the pleated shade, and in 1943 entrepreneur Tage Klint turned the family’s craft into an actual business. Esben Klint (1915–1969) was the son of Kaare Klint. He trained as an architect, but was in many ways also trained by his father. A particular source of inspiration can be seen in his church furniture and other furniture he designed together with architect Børge Mogensen. Esben Klint designed a number of lampshades for LE KLINT – many of which are still in production today