LE KLINT PRESENTS SOLEIL;
THE NORDIC SUN
Recently, Le Klint revealed some news during their 3daysofdesign in their Shop & Showroom
in Copenhagen. It appeared to be all about SOLEIL, which is French for sun and exudes
the same characteristics of distributing light from its centre, as our main star in our solar system.
We love SOLEIL and are happy to show her to you!
SCANDINAVIAN’S LITTLE SUNSHINE
For this new design, Philip Bro Ludvigsen has worked very closely with LE KLINT traditional hand pleated lampshades, to give them a stunning design in a beautiful combination of aluminium, flax, oak wood and paper. This understated design results in a quiet yet balanced look, which most people will be able to immediately associate with the minimalism of Nordic living, where less always is more. Back in 2003, Philip Bro Ludvigsen designed the beautiful SUNFLOWER collection as well. Now, for SOLEIL, he used new LED technology. LED light has a long lifetime and can be replaced, and like other LE KLINT lamps, the lamp can be serviced and repaired, so that the next generation will enjoy its beauty.
SUSTAINABILITY IS KEY
SOLEIL is produced in Denmark and great emphasis has been taken in using as many sustainable materials as possible in the making. Hand-folded lampshades in UV-resistant lampshade foil or FSC certified paper, natural cord in linen and beautifully wooden details in light or smoked oak. This extremely slimline design allows SOLEIL the flexibility to be used in a variety of interior settings. Over a dining table at home, in a restaurant or a business meeting room. The strong LED light source combined with the pleated lampshade prevents glare when in use, while ensuring there is still plenty of light. SOLEIL has a unique selling point which is that it is available as a standard pendant or it can be used with a CASAMBI light dimmer.
A PIECE OF POETRY
Designer Philip Bro Ludvigsen made a statement in 2019 “Danish Lamps – 1920 to now” that still rings through today: “The desire to create lighting is also the desire to create design that is poetic. Something special happens during the design process when you work with lighting. At some point, you switch on the light, and what happens next is slightly unforeseeable. If it works, it’s poetic. You generate instinctive feelings. That appeals to me.” That appeals to us as well!