The Pan lamp is a fine example of Bent Karlby's unique ability to capture the spirit of the times and the region and turn it into designs that transcend their inspiration. Born at the dawn of the 70's, during the Pop Art era, the first Pan lamps had colorful interiors. Today, they are offered in monochrome anodized aluminum, which transforms them into contemporary design pieces.
Both a light fixture and an art object, the lamp is visually striking whether it is turned off or on. The pendant has 12 polished aluminum tubes, the wall lamp has one. The lighting is bi-directional.
Materials Aluminum and 3 m textile cord
Pan pendant Ø19 x H32 cm – 1 bulb E27 (not included)
Pan 95 wall lamp 9,5 x 11,1 H36 cm – 1 bulb E27 (not included)
Pan 50 wall lamp 5 x 6,6 x H60 cm – 2 bulbs E14 (not included)
Pendant – Ø19 H32 cm
Wall lamp – 9,5 x 11,1 H36 cm
Wall lamp – 5 x 6,6 x H60 cm
Bent Karlby is widely regarded today as one of the most productive and versatile Danish lighting designers of the 20th century. He began collaborating with LYFA in the 1940s, a partnership that would last for nearly forty years. Bent Karlby is known for his soft light, organic shapes and distinctive peepholes. Over the course of his career, Karlby gravitated toward pure geometric shapes such as the cone, cylinder and arc, as well as playful colors. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bent Karlby never employed staff in his studio. He wanted things done his way and was known for his uncompromising work ethic. His most famous works include the PEANUT, China, Japan, MOSAIK, NINOTCHKA, Barcelona and PAN pendants, the ERGO table lamp and the Peacock, Quadrille, PAN and GOTHIC sconces.