About LE KLINT
LE KLINT is a lighting company established in 1943, but the story of the company 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. We have ever since maintained our original concept but we are constantly seeking to develop within modern times.
Reflection of a long design history
LE KLINT lamps are developed in cooperation with architects and designers who have great respect for our craftsmanship and traditions. We do our best to continually modernize our designs in accordance with today’s technologies and changing trends. The story of LE KLINT is not merely the story of a company, but also a reflection of 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 without compromising its integrity.
Handmade design made in Denmark
Our main office and production are located in Odense, Denmark. Good craftsmanship and in-house production are two major cornerstones of LE KLINT as a brand. Our world renowned quality lighting is the result of techniques and tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation, which are still being carried out today by a broad team of highly skilled workers.
LE KLINT is synonymous with lampshades. Our handfolded iconic shades take years of learning specific techniques, completing a qualifying process and mastering many different pleating forms, before one is inducted, as part of the skilled team of Pleating Technicians. This, however, is only a fraction of our product range procedure and the craftsmanship that lies behind each lamp. Specialist metal workers and wood workers play a big part in the magic, which has been going hand in hand with the folding process, since the beginning.
A dedicated LE KLINT team takes great pride in every aspect of the production, fitting, quality control and shipment procedures, to make sure each lamp is unique. Our in-house production facilities in Odense collaborates with skilled suppliers such as wood carvers, metal casters and glass blowers, based in Denmark or internationally with the main focus on quality as “the” guideline.
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Functional light from handmade lamps
"I have always been fascinated with light in its many forms. I am constantly amazed at the ability of pure natural light's power, to enhance or deplete nature's beauty. On occasion, I have questioned, how can it get us to simultaneously, think about colour texture and shade, while interacting with our senses and affecting our moods.
It is always a great sense of professional achievement, when we have mastered the understanding of using light by finalizing yet another perfect LE KLINT model and incorporate it into our wide selection of handmade designs.
Strong DNA combined with innovation
Taking LE KLINT forward into its new phase, is always an exciting and fulfilling experience for me, as the journey represents our quest to strengthen our collaboration with skilled designers, alongside a dedicated LE KLINT team. Together we strive to continually develop, innovative yet functional designs, that represents our ethos and respects our unique DNA."
Kim Weckstrøm Jensen, CEO