LE KLINT is synonymous with lampshades. Iconic, hand-folded shades take years of learning techniques and mastering many different pleating forms. Only then can a student test into certification to become part of the skilled team of Pleating Technicians. However, this is only a fraction of the procedure of each lamp. Specialist metal workers, woodworkers, and engineers play a big part in the magic of creating unique illuminated art. These tenets have gone hand-in-hand with the folding process since their genesis.
A dedicated LE KLINT team takes great pride in every aspect of the production, fitting, quality control, and shipment procedures to ensure each lamp is unique. In-house production facilities in Odense collaborate with skilled suppliers such as wood carvers, metal casters, and glass blowers, based in Denmark or internationally, with the main focus on quality as “the” guideline.
To remove the shades - follow instructions in the manual as you would fit or replace a lightbulb.
Tage Klint, the son of P.V. Jensen-Klint, was a creative entrepreneur who decided in 1943 to transform the Klint family's pleating activities into a business, thus establishing the commercial foundations for the LE KLINT Company.
Tage Klint added the unique collar to the original Klint lampshades, which exploits the elasticity in the material, allowing the shade to fit firmly on a stand. Tage Klint also designed several lamps, some of which are still part of the LE KLINT product range.
Tage Klint was a qualified chartered surveyor. In 1943, Thomas B. Thrige persuaded him to travel to Odense in Denmark to work on building the 'Triangel' car factory. He also established two other companies, Lactosan and Sanovo.
LE KLINT is a lighting company established in 1943, but the story of the company dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when a hand pleated lamp shade was folded to fit a paraffin lamp both designed by architect and master of engineering P.V. Jensen-Klint. We have ever since maintained our original concept but we are constantly seeking to develop within modern times.Read More