Bent Nordsted Lyskaer Pendant Lamp
Materials: Red painted aluminium diabolo or trumpet style lampshade, painted white inside. Chrome ring. Some metal parts. Metal E27 socket.
Cord: 80 cm / 31.49”
Height: 47 cm / 18.50”
Width: ∅ 55 cm / 21.65”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Bent Nordsted.
Manufacturer: Lyskær Belysning, Denmark.
Other versions: This Bent Nordsted Lyskaer pendant lamp exists in several colours. Nordsted designed many lamps in this style for Lyskaer.
Bent Nordsted, born 18 September 1927 in Menstrup, Denmark, is a twin with his brother Birger. Birger became a famous architect, Bent an artist and designer.
Bent started his career in a hardware store, but formed his own company Nordsted & Co in 1957. Since 1972, together with his twin brother Birger he ran the companies Nord-Fair and Nordsted Design. Nordsted Design is responsible for the design of candlesticks, acrylic pepper mills, drinking glasses, beer openers, eating utensils and of course many lamps. Sometimes the brothers collaborated.
Bent Nordsted and his company designed lighting for Fog & Mørup, Kastrup Glassworks, Holmegaard and Lyskær Belysning.
Birger passed away in Spain, 21 August 2012. Bent is also dead, but for the moment it is unknown when he passed away.
Lyskær Belysning (Lyskær lighting) started to produce lamps in 1969. In the late seventies Fog & Mørup merged with Lyfa, two other leading Danish lighting producers. A few years later Lyfa-Fog & Mørup was taken over by Lyskær. The name changed to Lyskær-Lyfa.
Lyskær-Lyfa produced lights until 1991, when it was incorporated into Horn Belysning A/S of Aalstrup, which was itself taken over in 2005 by Nordlux of Ålborg and at a large extent dismantled. Today the Lyfa company has revived and they sell some of their old icons.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Birger Nordsted-Jørgensen biography – Wikipedia
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