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About the design
P376 or Kastholm pendant is designed by Jørgen Kastholm & Preben Fabricius for Nordisk Solar Compagni in 1964.
A gorgeous piece made up by five ring-shaped aluminum shades, lacquered white or brass, and arranged on metal spacers. Each of the five ring-shaped shades are smaller than the other and slightly curved towards the middle to ensure a glare-free light. The cylinder at the top, conceals the bulb mount and acts a the base of the metal spacers.
When this large pendant is lit, the combination of the narrow spaces between the curved shades and the open bottom and top, creates a soft and warm illumination. A true beauty alight as well as idle.
Originally designed in 1964 and produced in white lacquer, brass lacquer or aluminum lacquer with purple inner coating. They were available in three sizes; a smaller version measuring 18.7″ (47,5 cm) in width, a middle version measuring 21.7″ (55 cm) in width and a large edition measuring 27.6″ (70 cm) in width. Around 1980 the name changed to Kastholm instead of P376.
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Meet the Designer
Fabricius & Kastholm was two Danish designers, who shared a passion for optimizing shape, material and ergonomics in the 1960s, and many of their furniture designs is today considered iconic mid century pieces. Preben Juhl Fabricius (1931-1984) was …
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 …