• PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)
  • PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)

PAN-OPTICON (set of 3)

$ 1.439
1 in stock


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PAN-OPTICON - a fantastic set of Danish Modern sconces designed by Bent Karlby in 1968-1969 and produced by LYFA - EXTREMELY rare complete set of aluminum wall lamps with blue, red and yellow inner - all in very good vintage condition.

The PAN-OPTICON is made up of a long narrow aluminum 'pan-flute' piece with a rounded aluminum cover in front and a matte color inside. The aluminum cover conceals the two light bulbs in the center of pan-flute, but is also able to be moved up and down enabling you to adjust the flow of light to suit your needs.

When lit, the emitted light is guided both upwards and downwards along the pan-flute shape, and creates a beautiful pattern of light onto the wall right above and below the sconce. The colored inside adds warmth and softness to the ambiance. An exceptional vintage collectible addition to any space!

In the late 1960s Bent Karlby created a series of Pan-themed lights, originally produced by LYFA. The first two versions launched was the PAN-OPTICON wall light (with chrome yellow, zinnober red or cornflower blue inner coating) and the all aluminum PAN pendant. In 1970 Bent Karlby designed two other versions, the Pandean wall light (with orange or light yellow inner) and the Pantre pendant (with orange or light yellow inner).
The following year, Karlby and another Danish lighting producer, ASK Belysning launched the PAN in Plexiglas as table light, pendant and wall light.

This set of PAN-OPTICON wall lights that I have up for sale in my shop features all three colors - one with chrome yellow inner, one with zinnober red inner and one with cornflower blue inner - an EXTREMELY rare complete set of all three versions of the PAN-OPTICON.

Please note that I also have a single PANDEAN with light yellow inner and a beautiful pair of PANTRE pendants with orange, almost red inner up for sale in the shop - please check the shop - I am happy to offer combined shipping if you are interested in more than one piece!

All original incl. wall mounting, but rewired with 1,5 m (4' 11.1") white plastic cord - for safety and beauty - and fitted with on/off switch placed at convenient height at the cord and Euro style plug - which is easily changed to your specific plug. Tested and fully functional.

Cleaned, labeled and packed in protective bag.

No. of bulbs: 2
Bulb socket size: E14
Max Watt: 40 W
Aluminum, Blue, Red, Yellow
Design year
Bent Karlby
Condition - Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)

Few signs of usage and age on all three lights – a few superficial marks on the aluminum parts, but no marks on the colored inner! Metal label on all three lights. Please check the photos!

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