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About the design
The Minisol are cast in full color hard ABS plastic and were made in wide variety bright colors. It is a medium sized pendant with peepholes at the top for illumination upwards. The shiny surface of the rounded outer shade reflects the contours of the surrounding room, saturated by the color of the pendant while the inner shade directs the illumination downwards.
Minisol was designed in the 1960s by K Kewo (not Sven Middelboe, as many vintage shops mistakenly think) for Danish lamp producer Nordisk Solar Compagni. Produced in a wide range of iconic retro colors in robust ABS plastic.
In the 60’s plastic was “the new black”, and designers conceived new designs and colors based on the versatile properties of the new material. The Minisol is an excellent example of this!
Nordisk Solar Compagni had access to technology and expertise in molding plastics through their sister business, Audiola, whom produced radios.
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Meet the Designer
K Kewo is thought to be the designer behind the colorful plastic pendants, Minisol from the 1960s. The Minisol was produced by Nordisk Solar Compagni. Other than this, there is no information to find.
Originally produced by
Nordisk Solar Compagni A/S was founded in 1919, by Jacob L. Jørgensen and Herluf Sørensen, who had a focus on electricity meters. By 1929, they had to move to larger premises at Haderslev, and the production of electricity meteres was sold, and became …