Kaare Klint's son, Esben Klint.
Created this simplified version of The Fruit Lantern by slicing away the base of the lampshade so that a wide opening allows the user an extra flow of down lighting in addition to the general light that emits form the classic cross pleating structure of the original shade.
Aurélien Barbry Industrial designer, 1969
Aurelién Barbry graduated with Honor from Ecole Camondo Paris as an industrial and interior designer. He started his career by working with famous architect Jean Nouvel.
Since then Aurélien Barbry has worked on many different interior and design projects, his clients include Georg Jensen, COR, Menu, Normann Copenhagen and ENO among others.
Today he is based in Copenhagen where he continues to work on challenging design.
Barbry's first product for LE KLINT was LA CLOCHE, a beautiful bell-shaped lamp (hence the name) folded by dexterous "pleating ladies".
With this design the french designer Aurélien Barbry adds a new classic design to LE KLINT's lamp collection.
In 2014 Aurélien Barbry designed CACHÉ, which in French means hidden. This is beautifully symbolized by the almost hidden hand-folded lampshade, that has been elegantly integrated to reveal the unique DNA of a classic LE KLINT lamp.
Aurélien Barbry's latest lamp design is FACET. His focus was to find an iconic yet simple shape ideal for indoor and outdoor use. After mastering the shell shape in steel, he incorporated optional removable parts, which he felt was very important, to offer the flexibility to fit a Facet into any interior or exterior décor.
Aurélien Barbry is very delighted to have found a new yet subtle way to reference Le Klint’s beautiful pleating and not pollute the DNA.
"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." Kim Weckstrøm Jensen, CEO