Lars Schiøler Ballet Pendant Lamp
Materials: White and yellow/orange folded plastic (PVC). Bakelite socket.
Cord length: 65 cm / 25.59”
Height: 40 cm / 15.74”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77″
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Lars Eiler Schiøler (1913-1982).
Other Versions: This Lars Schiøler Ballet pendant lamp exists in various colours; orange, red, white, Beige…
Manufacturer: P.J. Høyrup A/S, Kuldyssen 10, Tåstrup, Denmark.
White and yellow/orange folding pendant lamp made of PVC designed by Lars Schiøler for the Danish company Hoyrup in the early 70’s. These lamps were sold as DIY (Do It Yourself) assembly kits. They came without a socket, bulb and cord.
The Hoyrup company was founded in Christianshavn, Copenhagen, Denmark by Preben Johan Høyrup in the late 1940s. In 1968 Lars Eiler Schiøler became minority shareholder. Lars Schiøler designed almost the complete collection from the 50’s until the 70’s for the company.
Hoyrup created a wide range of stylish modern Danish lights, that were easily-assembled and therefore easy to ship around the world to more than 40 countries. In 1978 the company was split and sold, it became HoyrupLight. It ended business in the mid 80’s. The famous lamps are copied by many companies.
Other designers that worked for Hoyrup: Carsten Erik Schiøler, Uffe Gustav Schiøler.
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Many thanks to Uffe Schiøler for the enlightening information and many thanks to Marjan from Vintage Drachten for the beautiful pictures and the enthusiasm.