Le Klint Contemporary Lighting
A true Danish classic.
The Story of Le Klint
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. 1943 was the year the Klint family handicraft became a real business led by Tage Klint. This allowed Tage to pioneer a new decisive detail to the lampshadesin the shape of an elastic collar.
LE KLINT keeps the lighting range continuously developed and modernized in accordance with today´s technologies. They have always been happy to collaborate with architects and designers, who have great respect for our traditions and craftsmanship.
Today, the ingenuity of talented young designers make a design statement that is cohesive with LE KLINT’s DNA. This is why the history of LE KLINT is not just another story of a business but a story of drive and determination that keeps LE KLINT current and even ahead of the constant changes in trends.
LE KLINT’s pleating technicians are their ‘secret weapon’. They are the driving force that enables the legacy of all their paper and plastic lampshades to continue being hand pleated and folded in LE KLINT’s original Pleating Studio in Odense, Denmark
Usually, each Trainee’s first year, ends with them having learned how to master the basic technique of pleating. Progressively, within the next two to three years, and depending on the speed and dexterity of each trainee, all pleating patterns styles shapes and sizes are gradually introduced to the trainee, until they instinctively know how to pleat and fold every design in the LE KLINT catalogue. To become a qualified Pleating Technician here at LE KLINT, patience is a must – stamina is an asset.
“There are many ways of furnishing your home – lifestyle and trends vary, therefore, only you can decide what is right for your abode. No matter what you choose, light is a necessity.”