Bent Karlby is widely regarded today as one of Denmark’s most productive and versatile lighting designers of the 20th century. He started his collaboration with LYFA in the 1940s, which was a partnership that would last nearly four decades. Bent Karlby is known for his soft light, organic shapes and hallmark peepholes. During his career, Karlby moved more towards pure geometric shapes such as the cone, cylinder and arc along with playful colours as seen with the MOSAIK series.
Designed by Bent Karlby in 1959, the MOSAIK collection is an ingenious lighting system based on a simple, geometrical design principle. At the heart of the system is the iconic conical lamp shade and brass tube that allow for several surprising lamp designs. At the time of its release, MOSAIK was a bold and playful piece of lighting design intended for the modern home. And even today, Karlby’s uplifting collection remains as original and contemporary as ever. Explore images of vintage MOSAIK pendants and get to know the stories behind LYFA, our collection and designers at The Archive
The playful design concept is cleverly supported by a classic conical lampshade. The cone shape and careful positioning of the light source ensure a soft and optimized light. Through the exposed top, a decorative stream of light escapes illuminating the brass tube connectors.
MOSAIK is a playful yet sophisticated lighting system consisting of pendants, table, floor, and wall lamps. The conical lampshades are connected with brass tubes in an ingenious concept that enables numerous design variations that serve a wide variety of lighting needs.
Matt painted steel
Outside / Inside
White / White
Black / White
H 23,5 x W 17 x D 21,4 cm
Max wattage: 40 Watt
Energy class: The luminaire is compatible with bulbs of energy classes A++ – D
Recommended light source: Philips LED 4.3W - 470 lumen
CE, Recyclable product, WEEE, Class II
White: 2,5m white plastic cord with switch
Black: 2,5m black plastic cord with switch
Turn off the lamp before cleaning it. Dust off with a dry soft cloth. Greasy spots can be removed with a soft cloth, wring it in lukewarm water containing a mild detergent. Never use strong or abrasive household cleaners for cleaning the lamp.