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NINOTCHKA / 125

Sale price1.499,00 kr

NINOTCHKA is a genuine and easily recognizable design icon, designed by Bent Karlby in 1954. When giving shape to this lamp, Bent Karlby had taken note of an eye-catching hat, worn by the Swedish Hollywood star Greta Garbo in her 1939 film, Ninotchka. The organic body with its asymmetric drapes ensures functional direct downlight and diffused ambient uplight.

Colour:Black

1954

Origin story

When giving shape to this lamp, Bent Karlby had taken note of an eye-catching hat, worn by the Swedish Hollywood star Greta Garbo in her 1939 film, Ninotchka. Art, fashion, and popular culture have a long tradition of inspiring each other, and this is yet another great example. Explore images of vintage NINOTCHKA pendants and get to know the stories behind LYFA, our collection and designers at The Archive

Designed by Bent Karlby

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 NINOTCHKA series.

Lightscape

The open-top design principle ensures diffused upward lighting while the downlight is even and direct, which makes for a functional as well as ambient lighting experience. The organic body and asymmetric drapes are reinforced by the contrasting white inside, allowing for a varied play with light and shadow depending on the viewer’s position.

Product details

CONCEPT & CRAFTSMANSHIP
The original NINOTCHKA was red with a contrasting white-lacquered inside. Today, the charming pendant also comes in white and black. The asymmetrical lamp is crafted from a single shade and is available in four different sizes.

CATEGORY
Pendant

MATERIAL
Steel

COLOURS
Outside / Inside
Red: Brown / Matt white
White: Matt white / Matt white 
Black: Matt black / Matt black

DIMENSIONS
H 22,5  x  W 12,5  x  D 11 cm

WEIGHT
0,3 kg

LIGHT SOURCE (NOT INCLUDED)
Socket: G9
Max wattage: 40 Watt
Energy class: The luminaire is compatible with bulbs of energy classes A++ – D

Recommended light source: Philips LED 4.8W - 570 lumen

ENVIRONMENT
Indoor

CERTIFICATIONS
CE, Recyclable Product, WEEE, Class II

CORD
White: 3m white textile cord
Black: 3m black textile cord
Red: 3m black textile cord

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.