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.
Andreas Hansen trained at the Kunsthåndværkerskolen (the School of Arts and Crafts) and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Furniture Design. He has since worked in furniture and industrial design.
He has had his design studio since 1963, designing furniture, lamps, and home furnishings, mainly for businesses based in Denmark.
At the beginning of his career, Andreas designed a series of new and inventive lampshades for LE KLINT.
They featured sharp zigzag pleating that set them apart from the company's earlier models. Like the remainder of the range, Andreas Hansen's lamps are pleated by hand, even though they are not the classic LE KLINT pleats.
Andreas Hansen has designed many lamps that have enhanced the lines of LE KLINT’s traditional lampshades.
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