Tags: Lyfa

Finn Juhl and the drivers of vintage value

Finn Juhl and the drivers of vintage value

modblog 08/06/2011 0
The perceived value (and so the price) of a vintage Danish light is usually fairly closely related to its historical retail price. Broadly speaking, t...
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End of an era: Tivoli's Divan 2 closes

End of an era: Tivoli's Divan 2 closes

modblog 04/04/2011 0
When Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens opens its gates on 14 April for the 2011 summer season, the doors to one of its oldest and most venerated restaurants...
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The Schlegel lamp and its Tarok lookalike

The Schlegel lamp and its Tarok lookalike

modblog 28/01/2011 0
Fritz Schlegel’s classic bell-like light for Lyfa, the Schlegel-lampe, designed in 1938, inspired a number of similar designs with which it is often c...
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Weisdorf’s Konkylie was made for trees

Weisdorf’s Konkylie was made for trees

modblog 06/09/2010 0
Louis Weisdorf’s extraordinary Konkylie ("Conch Shell") light was originally designed for Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, where it hung from trees in glo...
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Piet Hein’s 1969 Ra lamp for Lyfa

Piet Hein’s 1969 Ra lamp for Lyfa

modblog 02/09/2010 0
Bengt Rooke’s Tidsfasetter, a collation of historical art and design news items from Scandinavia, includes a 1969 piece entitled "Piet and Lux and Lyf...
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A Tivoli tangle

A Tivoli tangle

modblog 12/08/2010 0
The diamond-shaped raw metal wall light pictured below was produced in the 1970s by Holm Sørensen A/S, the company founded by Danish designer Sven Aag...
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Five of 100 great Danish designs of 1974

Five of 100 great Danish designs of 1974

modblog 02/08/2010 0
In 1974 a special edition of Mobilia magazine was dedicated to showcasing, as the title of the issue announced, "One Hundred Great Danish Designs!" Th...
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The spiral that's not a Lyfa Weisdorf

The spiral that's not a Lyfa Weisdorf

modblog 22/07/2010 0
It's not uncommon to see one or other of the two spiral-structured lamps pictured below being attributed to Louis Weisdorf for Lyfa. Usually in these ...
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Lyfa’s iF Product Design Awards

Lyfa’s iF Product Design Awards

modblog 28/06/2010 0
The International Forum (iF) Product Design Awards have been presented annually since 1953 to products deemed by an international committee of experts...
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Looks like Bent Karlby for Lyfa, but isn't!

Looks like Bent Karlby for Lyfa, but isn't!

modblog 17/06/2010 0
With its structure of concentric metal squares and the light effects produced by the overlapping layers, it is perhaps unsurprising that the red and w...
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Ole Panton's Seks-tre-pendel

Ole Panton's Seks-tre-pendel

modblog 14/06/2010 0
One of the more elusive lights produced by Lyfa in the 1960s is the Seks-tre-pendel (pictured below, left), an unorthodox creation by Ole Panton. Born...
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Henningsen & Schwalbe’s Kassablanka

Henningsen & Schwalbe’s Kassablanka

modblog 31/05/2010 0
Constructed from four interlocking cubes with cutouts that allow only indirect light to emerge, Simon P. Henningsen’s Kassablanka pendant light was de...
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Three of a kind

Three of a kind

modblog 28/04/2010 0
Danish lighting companies Louis Poulsen, Lyfa and Nordisk Solar Compagni have all produced lamps with a very similar shape. The Poulsen version is inc...
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The precursor to Bent Karlby's Pan series for Lyfa

The precursor to Bent Karlby's Pan series for Lyfa

modblog 22/04/2010 0
Most collectors of midcentury Danish lighting are aware of Bent Karlby's designs for Lyfa, which include several of the company's most sought-after pi...
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