The Le Klint Story
Tage Klint pioneered the family handicraft business in Denmark in 1943, inspired by P.F. Jensen-Klint's invention of the pleated lampshade. Tage added the elastic collar to the top of the shade to better keep the pleats from unraveling. The business was passed down to Tage's son, Jan Klint, in 1953, who still runs the company.
Why We Love Le Klint Lighting
Best known for pleated, stabilized PVC pendants designed by Poul Christiansen (introduced between 1969-1987), Le Klint lighting is distinguished by cool mid-century modern lighting designs that have the ability to make a statement anywhere they are placed. The Le Klint pendants are hand-folded in mathematical curves, creating sharp looks that are juxtaposed by waves of warm light. They offer movement and sculpture to contemporary spaces, and they're washable and anti-static, too. And after finding success with its line of pendant lighting, Le Klint has now expanded with wall lights and table lamps.
Fun Facts About Le Klint
In 1971, Jan Klint set up a foundation to ensure the future of Le Klint employees, still in effect today. In the US, Le Klint ceiling lights have found their home in Pink Berry frozen yogurt restaurants.
Noteworthy Lighting from Le Klint
The Le Klint 172 Pendant is a good example of how Le Klint uses pleated PVC material to create designs with movement. And introduce the Le Klint aesthetic to your walls with the Swirl 1320 Lamp. Finally, consider the Scandinavian-inspired Swirl 2 Pendant for modern kitchens, dining rooms and entryways.