When Poul Christiansen designed Model 36 in 1976, the idea was that the same type of folding could produce three different products – a ceiling/wall lamp, a pendant lamp, and a lampshade for a table lamp.
The wide edge helped create a folded, pleated lamp, which did not look like other contemporary lampshades. At the same time, the lampshade could be moved on the frame, creating different looks. Model 36 can be used as a ceiling lamp and wall lamp and is supplied in two sizes with a diameter of 55 cm and 65 cm, respectively. The lampshades continue to be made by hand, hand folded by LE KLINT’s pleating technicians at the company’s in-house production facilities in Odense, Denmark.
Le Klint 902 socket kit included
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.
Architect Poul Christiansen started his collaboration with LE KLINT in the late 1960s and over the years, he has been one of the most productive designers for LE KLINT. He has created many lamp designs for the company, including Model 172 Sinus, which has become an international classic.Read More
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