Gallery: LE KLINT’s Gorgeous Folded Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen De...

With ultramodern aesthetics, long-lasting qualities and flat-pack designs for optimized transport, lightning company LE KLINT shines bright with an enduring light. The company, which started as a family business at the beginning of the 20th century, still keeps its original pleated concept at the core of its design, but has since adapted itself to fit within modern times. Unveiled just in time for this year's dazzling Copenhagen Design Week, LE KLINT has released some great new pieces straight from their new team of up-and-coming Danish designers. Check out our exclusive photos as we peek into LE KLINT's Copenhagen shop to learn more about this enduring and iconic lamp company.

Located in a quiet Copenhagen street, LE KLINT opened its doors back in 1943. Today the company invited visitors to come in, celebrate, meet their new designers and see one of their famous ‘pleating ladies’ lamps first hand.

Dressed accordingly in a white pleated skirt, Mrs. Bente Madsen told us how she now folds two lampshades at once and uses flour on her fingers to avoid the shade getting slippery — a technique she learned through many years of working the craft. LE KLINT lamps are still made in a small, family-run ‘factory’ in Odense. The lamps come in either a paper or plastic shade.

The original folding technique starts by pleating along embossed patterns and lines in the chosen material. It is then sewn together with a single seam, wherever applicable, on the inside.


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1 Comment

  1. Latrice October 4, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Free konelwdge like this doesn’t just help, it promote democracy. Thank you.

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