Dimensions

Width 47 cm
Depth 63 cm
Height 134 cm
Weight 5.3 kg
Total cable length 200 cm

Materials

Cable material Black fabric cord with on/off switch.
Colour code RAL 8012
Finish Metal Maroon
Shade and base material Lacquered aluminium and brass

Specification

Bulbs included No
Ip rating IP20
Light bulb cap type E27
Max wattage 60
Suitable for contract use Yes
Suitable for outdoor use No
Voltage 220 - 240 V
Year of design 1953

Tripod from 1953 reflects the clean minimalism of Old Masters Hvidt & Mølgaard.

A floor lamp built from lacquered steel with brass details, it strikes a delicate balance between the stark simplicity of its design and the softness injected by the curved edges of its base. Although it was designed in 1953, this is the first time it’s in production.


Hvidt & Mølgaard

Peter Hvidt (1916-1986) and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen (1907-1993) were pioneers of Danish mid-century design and the founders of Copenhagen-based firm Hvidt & Mølgaard.

Renowned for the simplicity of their works, the duo established a simple and precise aesthetic designing countless pieces of furniture over the years, many of which became icons of the era. The success of the AX chair (crafted in 1950) was a seminal moment for the pair. Not only did its smooth, tightly controlled silhouette secure their stance as leaders of Danish modernism, but the use of laminated wood allowed the chair to be produced on a mass scale and exported internationally. This forward-thinking approach to industrialized production paved the way for a new movement that drew upon classical craftsmanship techniques to make affordable, beautifully crafted home furnishings.

Both Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen boasted superior technical skills. Mølgaard-Nielsen studied furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Kaare Klint, while Hvidt gained knowledge of traditional craftsmanship during his time studying cabinetry at the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Today, their work can be found exhibited at MoMA, Melbourne’s National Gallery, and Copenhagen’s Design Museum.


Craft meets art. Function meets form. Material meets potential.