The story of LE KLINT 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.
A team of friends and family members worked hard to refine this new shade and in return, received one as a gift of gratitude for their time. In 1943 Tage Klint pioneered the LE KLINT family handicraft and pleating skills into a real business. He masterminded a new outstanding and decisive detail to the LE KLINT shades, which were then added, the elastic collar.
Kaare Klint was a well-known and respected architect, accomplished craftsman and designer. From the very beginning when the company was founded, LE KLINT benefited from Kaare Klint’s astonishing talent. He created LK 101 (a pendant known as the Fruit Lantern) and LK 306 (a versatile table and wall lamp). Both lamps are still among the company’s best-sellers today.
The Le Klint shop was established in 1943 in Copenhagen. Here the lamps were presented and sold in an inspiring surrounding. The shop was furnished with Kaare Klint originals and Rosentapet floral wall coverings designed by Gunnar Billmann Petersen which adorned the walls. This sophisticated décor allowed the white pleated lampshades to illuminate to perfection. Tage Klint’s daughter, Lise Le Charlotte Klint was the very first Le Klint Shop Manager.
In 1953, Jan Klint, Tage Klint’s son, took control. He was a businessman, light years ahead of his time. In 1971, Jan Klint had a foundation set up to insure the future of the LE KLINT employees. It is still in effect today.
Since the 20th century, LE KLINT lamps are developed in cooperation with architects and designers who have great respect for our craftsmanship and traditions. We do our best to continually modernise our designs in accordance to today’s technologies and changing trends. The story of LE KLINT is not merely the story of a company, but also a reflection of the history of design and technology for more than one hundred years – a century during which LE KLINT has evolved into today’s modern manufacturing company without compromising its integrity.
You have the possibility to choose different kind of lighting, depending on your life situation or style that you prefer.
Nordic Urban Berlin is offering the whole collection of Le Klint.
Products: Carronade Collction/ Cache/ swirrl/ Viper / Under cover Pendelleuchte/ Moomin Shade / Heart X / Lamp Shade / Lampenschirm Le Klint / UC Crossover / 2215 Le Klint 2510 / 203 – 335 / Swirl CP1 CP2 / Swirl 1 2 / Le Klint 1-25 / 101-101XL / 47 57 107 paper/ 122 Le Klint150-169-195
Product group: Table Lamp / Storage / Bed Lamp / Sleeping Room Lamp / Pendulum Lamp / Office Accessory / Bowl Lamp / Floor Lamp / Outdoor Lamp / Decoration Lamp / Wall Lamp / Christmas Lamp
Designer: Tage Klint / Kaare Klint / Esben Klint / Mogens Koch / Aage Petersen / Gunner Biilmannn / Erik Hansen / Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen / Henning Seidelin / Vilh Wohlert / Robert Kasal / Hvidt & Moelgaard / Andreas Hansen / Poul Cristiansen / Christian Raeder / Flemming Agger / Poul Seest Pedersen / Michael Bang / Philip Bro Ludvigsen / Thomas Krause / Lise Navne / Komplot Design / Sinja Svarre Damkaer / Nils Grunnet-Jensen / Harrit – Soerensen + samson / Tine Mouritsen / Amanda Taarup Betz / Aurélien Barbry Anna-Mette Monnelly / Christian Troels / Oeivind Slaatto / Isa Dawn Whyte Jensen/ Markus Johansson