Le Klint 'Scissor' wall lamp by Erik Hansen, 1950. The 'scissor' is made of unvarnished beech wood. Marked.
The typical Le Klint shade is made from hand folded acrylic. The original shade has at one side some minor dents (see last picture).
Adjustable sideways and in length: from 17.7 in. (45 cm) till 30.0 inches (76 cm). Height shade: 6.9 in. (17,5 cm), diameter 14.4 inches (36,5 cm).
One bulb E27/E26 of max 40 watt, the electricity is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA.
The design was originally created by the architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint in about 1900 for his own use. Unlike previous models of pleated lampshades it had a collar which kept it in place without the use of string. Jensen-Klint's son Tage Klint patented the invention in 1938 but it took another five years before the company was founded and a production began. Tage Klint named the company after his daughter Lise Le Charlotte Klint, who also took part in the production.
Tages Klint's brother, Kaare Klint and his son Esben Klint (1915-69) designed a large number of lamps and shades but other designers like Erik Hansen were also engaged in the design.
Le Klint 'Scissor' Wall Lamp by Erik Hansen
Beautiful condition. The original shade has at one side some minor dents (see last picture).