Tage Klint, son of P.V. Jensen Klint, was the creative entrepreneur who in 1943 chose to turn the family's artistically folded lamp shades into a regular business. He also added a crucial detail to the original shades; the unique collar at the top of the lamp, designed to fix the shade to the metal stand. In 1953 his son, Jan Klint, took over the company. As a business man, he was years ahead of his time. In order to secure his employees, he created a fund which has since 1972 been in charge of the company. The fund supports former employees, designers and architects. An impressive list of competent and well-reputed designers and architects have designed Le Klint shades and lamps throughout the years. There is no doubt that this is one of the explanations why Le Klint lamps are considered modern classics.