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About the design
Pantre pendant is designed by Bent Karlby in 1970 and produced by LYFA.
The name Pantre refers to the three (TRE in Danish) polished aluminum “PAN flute” pipes carefully arranged back-to-back forming a circular shape. Each pipe has a matte red or yellow inner, a light bulb in the center of the pipe and a rounded aluminum cover, covering the light bulb. The rounded covers are adjustable, up and downwards, allowing for control of light flow, and at the same time giving you the freedom to alter the lights appearance, almost infinitely.
When this beautiful Pantre pendant is lit, the colored inner becomes even more rich in the color and gives off a soft ambient illumination – and the open top and bottom, provides for good luminance in the up- and downwards directions. When idle it is a true scriptural piece of art – hanging from the ceiling.
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 yellow, blue or red inner) and the all aluminum Pan pendant. In 1970 Bent Karlby designed two other versions, the Pandean wall light (with red or yellow inner) and the Pantre pendant (with red or 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.