Pair of wall lights/sconces “Pandean” by Bent Karlby for Lyfa. Denmark 1970s.


Width: 10 centimeters, Height: 36 centimeters, Depth: 10 centimeters

The Pandean wall light is one version of the Pan-series created by architect Bent Karlby for Lyfa in 1973. It is a shorter and wider version of the popular “Pan-Opticon” lights.

Pandean is a polished thick aluminum tube design with a bright orange powder coated inside that gives a strong fire like glowing light effect. A very eye catching minimalist design and one of Bent Karlbys timeless classics. These two are in very good condition with only very minimal signs of use. They have cables with standard plugs attached but can of course just as well be wired into the wall.

Standard E27 original porcelain bulb sockets. The price is for the pair of lights. Not sold separately.

Danish lighting company Lyfa was originally founded in 1924 under the name of Københavns Lampe Og Lysekronefabrik. Based in the greater Copenhagen area and renamed Lyfa ca. 1930, the firm began producing table lamps inspired by the multi-shaded PH Series (from 1925) by Poul Henningsen.

By the 1950s, Lyfa had built an international reputation for original, high-quality, modernist lamps. In the postwar era, the company collaborated with esteemed architects and designers to produce minimalist, sculptural, “Space Age” table lamps, wall lights, and pendants, especially in colored glass, plastic, and enameled aluminum.

Bent Karlby, in particular, created a number of successful designs for Lyfa in the 1960s, such as the Kvadrille Wall Light, Omega Pendant, Pan-Opticon Wall Light, Påfugl/Peacock Wall Light, and Wonderlamp Pendant.

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Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 40 cm

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