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DIVAN 2 Original / Table

Sale price2.999,00 kr
Colour:Original

DIVAN 2 is a truly captivating table lamp designed by Simon P. Henningsen in 1962. The carefully positioned trapezoids - mirror on the outside and multicoloured on the inside - enact a fascinating display of indirect light. The light is soft and comfortable. A sculptural piece of art, still hand-assembled to perfection. 


Designed by Simon P. Henningsen

From a young age, Simon P. Henningsen learned about the impact of different kinds of light and the qualities of lighting from his father, the legendary Danish architect and lighting designer, Poul Henningsen. The two worked together on various design tasks for the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and in 1948, Simon succeeded his father and became chief architect in the amusement park.
Today, Simon P. Henningsen’s work is characterised by a distinctive whimsical and geometric aesthetic and his use of reflections and shimmering surfaces. His unique designs are collector’s items and still admired across the world.  

1962

Origin story

In 1962, Simon P. Henningsen designed a new pendant for the Divan 2 restaurant in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. The restaurant offered spectacular views over the garden lake, and at night, the pendant’s mirrored surfaces were designed to catch the light from the colorful exterior lighting and the lake. When it was time for the famous fireworks, the lights inside the restaurant would dim, and the lamps ascended towards the ceiling to allow guests an unobscured view of the show. The success of the DIVAN 2 went well beyond Copenhagen’s beloved amusement park as LYFA started offering the lamp for the general public. DIVAN 2 was bestowed with several Danish and international design awards. In 1963, it was even exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. Explore images of vintage DIVAN 2 pendants and get to know the stories behind LYFA, our collection and designers at The Archive

Lightscape

DIVAN 2 is known and loved for its colorful interplay of light, which creates a unique experience that changes in relation to the viewer's position. The special construction creates an indirect light, where the light source is hidden and completely glare-free. The fascinating interplay of colors is enhanced when the light hits and reflects the vertically placed trapezoids. On the inside, they are lacquered in different colors, resulting in a spectacular display of light that flows into the room.

Product details

CONCEPT & CRAFTSMANSHIP
DIVAN 2 is a masterpiece of lighting design that’s a joy to behold even when switched off. The manufacturing of each pendant involves a meticulous multi-step process in which each trapezoid is polished by hand.

The product family consists of pendants in five different sizes, as well as a table lamp. Most sizes are available in either solid brass or the original polished stainless-steel version with multicoloured trapezoids (red, blue, purple, beige, and teal).

CATEGORY
Table lamp

MATERIAL
Stainless steel

COLOURS
Inside: Red, Purple, Blue, Teal, Beige
Outside: Stainless steel
Canopy: Black

DIMENSIONS
H 23,3  x  Ø 16 cm

WEIGHT
2,5 kg

LIGHT SOURCE (NOT INCLUDED)
Socket: E14
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

ENVIRONMENT
Indoor

CERTIFICATIONS
CE, Recyclable product, WEEE, Class II

CORD
2m black plastic cord with switch

CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
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.