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KONKYLIE (Conch) pendant by Louis Weisdorf in 1963 and produced by LYFA from 1964-65 – Iconic Danish mid century design – extremely attractive gold-anodized masterpiece!

12 thin gold-anodized metal slats elegantly bent, intertwined and placed on small orange spacers to form a large conch-like shape, with two-colored inside, yellow and orange for a warm reflection. The visually simple and extremely appealing form, hides a complex structure underneath the hood, and creates an absolutely amazing light when lit – the light is guided out between the slats, making the two-colored inside glow and the gold-anodized outer shine even more.

The KONKYLIE was the first lighting design by Louis Weisdorf, designed in 1963 and put into production by LYFA in 1964-65. It was produced in four colors combinations; gold-anodized with two-colored inside (yellow and orange), silver-anodized with blue and red inside, silver-anodized with white inside and finally a monochrome version in light grey. The light was rather expensive to produce and LYFA marketed it as a prestige light, so there was never produced and sold large quantities of the KONKYLIE.

Originally designed for Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen (where Weisdorf was employed as main assistant of Simon P. Henningsen) with gold-anodized outer and two-colored inner (yellow and orange), hanging from the trees, and contributing to the magical light at Tivoli Gardens after dark – a small number are still hanging from the trees in Tivoli Gardens and look absolutely amazing when lit!

Partly inspired the Moon by Verner Panton, especially the method Panton used to mount the slats, Weisdorf wanted to design a pendant based on repeating geometric elements. The conch-like shape completely conceals the bulb, 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 design qualities, often brought great international attention, the KONKYLIE was no exception.

An ingenious light that stirs the imagination and captivates your attention with its sculptural beauty. An exceptional vintage addition to any space – hanging over a large mid century dining table or near a sitting area. It would look equally stunning in a high ceiling hallway, or as center piece in a spiral staircase so that you enjoy its beauty from every angle.

This KONKYLIE I have for sale is the gold-anodized version with two toned orange inside.

All original, but rewired with 2,7 m (8′ 10.3″) high end quality, black fabric cord – for safety and beauty. Tested and fully functional.
Cleaned, labeled and packed in protective bag.

Diameter: 40 cm |15.7 inches
Height: 40 cm | 15.7 inches
No. of bulbs: 1
Bulb socket size: E27
Max Watt: 150 W
Gold, Orange, Red
Design year
Louis Weisdorf
Condition – Good Vintage Condition (7/10)
Some normal signs of usage and age. The two-colored inner show minimal signs of usage and age, while the golden outer show few signs of usage and age (a few scratch marks and a number of small white spots, which is hardly noticeable when hung). Price is set accordingly. Please check the photos!
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