Caravaggio is the most extensive collection in the range. It is a design by Cecilie Manz for Lightyears and dates from 2005. The Caravaggio's success story began as a pendant light with a simple, bell-shaped metal shade that tapers towards the top and ends with delicate metal struts. This simple structure gives the lamp a subtle but unmistakable silhouette that conveys harmony and lightness.
Cecilie Manz also designed the Mingus pendant light. Here too the design revolves around a simple bell made of metal. Instead of soft curves and filigree details, Mingus relies on faceted edges that create a surprisingly organic overall picture.
In addition to the distribution of the modern Scandinavian classic Caravaggio, Fritz Hansen also feels committed to the old design icons. The lights of the Kaiser-idell collection in the functional Bauhaus style originally come from the 1930s.
A design classic from 1963 was brought to new life with the magically curved Orient pendant lamp. A harmonious combination of matt metal and natural wood, paired with the bulbous teardrop shape, make Orient an excellent table lighting for dining rooms or cozy cafes. The new edition was developed in collaboration with the family of designer Jo Hammerborg, who died in 1982.
The designer duo Boris Berlin and Poul Christiansen from Komplot Design followed a structure from the natural environment when designing the Calabash pendant lights, so Calabash owes their captivatingly glossy surface to the Cloud Gate sculpture by Anish Kapoor, which served as inspiration for Komplot Design. The 125-ton sculpture by the Indian-English sculptor Kapoor can be admired in Millennium Park in Chicago.
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More about the brand Fritz Hansen
The traditional Danish company Fritz Hansen was founded in 1872 and has established itself as an internationally known brand for Scandinavian designer lights, furniture and accessories. The company can look back on a long company history, a large number of collaborations with renowned designers as well as an exquisite collection with famous, timeless design products. A special piece of jewelry from the range are the iconic Bauhaus table lamps Kaiser idell based on the design by Christian Dell from the 1930s, which are today produced and distributed by Fritz Hansen.
Fritz Hansen's collections combine a fusion of sculptural, artistic aesthetics and functionality. The combination of function and form succeeds in a fascinating way and gives the design objects an impressive presence in the room. In line with its company philosophy, the exclusive and world-famous design brand creates elegant and timeless furnishings that never adopt the space, but always enhance it visually and thus positively influence the well-being of the residents. Thanks to this approach, which has been consistently pursued since 1872, the company is still one of the first in the design world today.
The Danish manufacturer Lightyears has also been part of the Republic of Fritz Hansen since 2015. According to the philosophy, Lightyears designs and manufactures modern lights that combine all the advantages of Scandinavian design - timelessly beautiful, functional products that testify to a strong awareness of tradition, innovation and craftsmanship. Lightyears works with world-class designers and architects, including Iskos-Berlin, Komplot Design, Cecilie Manz, GamFratesi, Formfjord and more. In this way, the lighting range keeps getting new impulses and ideas, while established collections are carefully developed and expanded. The Lightyears range from Fritz Hansen remains pleasantly manageable - an indication that quality and a clear concept are important parts of the company philosophy.
Timeless design, robust materials and well-thought-out functionality ensure that every customer will enjoy the lights for a long time - regardless of whether they illuminate private homes or public buildings. The durable lights not only score with the trio of properties, aesthetics, quality and function, but also with emotions.