The production of lampshades with folding across the pleats began as a family occupation in the Klint family in 1943 – at the same time as the architect P.V. Jensen-Klint designed the very first LE KLINT lamp, a stoneware pressure lamp.

Much has changed since then – although genuine fingertip handcraft is still called for when the classic white LE KLINT lampshades are folded from plastic-coated paper or plastic.

Folding a LE KLINT shade is not just a matter of simple ‘paperwork’ – something you can do ‘in the shake of a lamb’s tail’. In actual fact, it takes up to two years to master the noble art – and you should allow for five years if you want to be able to master the entire LE KLINT range of about 80 models!

If you look at LE KLINT lighting, from its beginning to the present day, there are three distinct characteristics that prove it has been unnecessary to carry out major alterations to the basic design: the uncluttered appearance, the characteristic, white crosspleat shade and the thorough craftsmanship throughout.

Throughout the 20th century, LE KLINT lamps were developed in cooperation with architects and designers. The designs have been adjusted continually to keep up with technological advances. The story of LE KLINT is not merely the story of a company, but also reflects the history of design and technology for more than one hundred years – a century during which LE KLINT has evolved into today’s modern manufacturing company with a strong grip on traditional craftsmanship.

These exclusive LE KLINT light fittings illuminate royal chambers, various ministries, public institutions, companies and private homes. And it is not only the Danes who have acquired a taste for LE KLINT lighting – it is also held in high esteem in many parts of the world, with LE KLINT featuring in 35 export markets.



Cache floor and pedant lamp.


Model 172C.


Model 312.


Model 320 floor lamp.



Mutatio table lamp.

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