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Calabash pendant lamp

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  • Description

    The harmonious and simple form of the Calabash pendant is (naturally) inspired by the Calabash pumpkin, which originally stems from the tropics and has been used in households - as bowls, water containers, musical instruments, etc. - for centuries. The inspiration for the finish on the Calabash model came from Anish Kapoor's formidable "Cloud gate" sculpture, which has been fascinating visitors to the Millennium Park in Chicago since 2004. The spectacular polished surfaces reflect the light's surroundings and involve the observer in the design itself.

  • Technical Info

    Material: Aluminium with shiny chrome lacquer.

    Calabash P1: Ø 15.8 x H 21.0 cm
    Light source: E27 max 28 W
    Recommended alternative: E27 Liliput Plus 15W

    Calabash P2: Ø 22.4 x H 30.5 cm
    Light source: E27 max 42W
    Recommended alternative: E27 Liliput Plus 30W

    Calabash P3: Ø 34.0 x H 48.4 cm
    Light source: E27 max 100W
    Recommended alternatives: E27 Liliput Plus 30W, E27 Clusterlite 80W

    Ceiling canopy and 3m lead included.
    Light source not included.

  • Designer
    Boris Berlin

    Boris began his career as an industrial and graphic designer at VNIITE in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Later (1983), he moved to Denmark, founding Boris Berlin Design and working at Penta Design before becoming a co-founder and partner of Komplot Design, which has received numerous design awards and is represented in design museums around the world. In 2010, he co-founded and became a partner of Iskos-Berlin Design. He has curated, designed and participated in design exhibitions and led master classes in design schools.

    Poul Christiansen

    Poul Christiansen (b. 1947) is a Danish architect who graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1973. He worked in architecture and design for Ib & Jørgen Rasmussen from 1977 to 1986 and founded Komplot Design together with Boris Berlin in 1987. Poul Christiansen is mostly known for his innovative lamp shades designed for the Danish manufacturer Le Klint.

    Between 1969 and 1987 Poul Christiansen brought innovative and exciting dimensions to Le Klint’s lamp shades. Prior to his involvement the shades had been folded in pleats and in straight lines across the pleats. Poul Christiansen discovered that folding in mathematical curves gave the lamp shades beautiful and unique sculptural shapes.

    His most famous creation is the Sinus Line series for Le Klint, which includes lamps such as the 172 with its different versions, developed by combining sine curves in such a way that they formed a lamp shade when folded. Poul Christiansen continues to design new lamps for Le Klint and in 2006 he designed the wall lamp model 215 – allegedly inspired by the Sydney Opera House. Later in 2008 this lamp was introduced in a moulded plastic version for outdoor use.

    Over the years Poul Christiansen has designed a number of Le Klint lamps and in the mid 2000 he evolved the soft folded curves creating the Elysion light sculptures. These lights are hand-folded from one sheet of lamp shade foil and thus represent genuine craftsmanship like other lamp shades made by Le Klint. The Elysion light sculpture is also available in an outdoor version.

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  • Delivery

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

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