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About the design
The FACET POP pendant is designed by Louis Weisdorf and produced by LYFA in 1970.
It is comprised of 18 identical castellated metal strips, in three tones of either beige, orange, red or blue. The castellated shape makes sure that each strip fits perfectly into the next one, forming a cylinder measuring 7.1″ (18 cm) in width and 10.6″ (27 cm) in height. The light bulb is suspended in the middle by a special three-arm fixture.
The visually simple and extremely appealing form, hides the complex structure underneath the hood, and creates an absolutely gorgeous light when lit – the light emerges through the narrow space between the strips and out of the open top and bottom, giving a glare-free light, while the ambiance is colored in a soft warm tone.
The FACET POP is actually an updated version of an earlier Weisdorf pendant, the Facet. The Facet was designed by Louis Weisdorf in 1966 in two version; brass with two-toned orange inner coating and aluminum with two-toned blue inner coating. Due to increasing demand for lower prices and wider specter of colors, the FACET POP was introduced in 1970, identical in shape but with the same color both inside and outside, which made it cheaper to produce.
Richard Branderup (an colleague to Weisdorf from Tivoli Gardens) created by four new color schemes; beige, orange, red and blue – and each three-toned, which emphasizes the complex structure.
The shape completely conceal the bulb mount, creating a glare-free experience – a key pillar of Weisdorf’s ideas on good lighting design. His unique sense of form, function and aesthetics, characterized by sculptural elegance with great lighting qualities, often brought great international attention, and the FACET POP is no exception. It remained in production until the merger between LYFA and Fog & Mørup in the late 1970s.
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Meet the Designer
Louis Weisdorf is a Danish architect and designer. He graduated from the The Royal Danish Academy of Fint Arts in Copenhagen, at the age of 22, in 1954. In 1961, he started a 10-year assignment at Tivoli, and worked as the main assistant of Tivoli’s ch …
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LYFA (LYFA A/S) began as “Københavns Lampe- og Lysekronefabrik” (Copenhagen Lights- and Chandelier Factory), in 1903. In 1930, the company changed name to LYFA. LYFA won the gold medal at the World Exhibition in Barcelona, in 1930 and again in 1935, at …