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Wegner Centenary Pendant
It’s not often a new pendant captures the attention of the entire design community.
Lighting trends come and go, but the effortless construction, premium design and honest material of the Wegner Centenary pendant has revitalised the market and is brightening up the design scene this summer.
The pendant was originally produced in 1962 by the Danish designer and its aim was to contribute to a new light philosophy. Back in the 1960s the most common pendants (including the well-known PH5) all had low light efficiency and the predominant focus was on hiding the enclosed bulb. Wegner, however, wanted to create a pendant with a higher light efficiency. He did that by turning the shade into a multiplier of light – and not something that would hide it – and by incorporating an innovative height-adjusting handle. This eventually become an important, practical, part of the basic design as Wenger wanted to be able to handle the pendant’s shade, without it getting dirty.
Hans J. Wegner actually used this pendant over the drawing tables in his own studio as it freed up the space that a table lamp would have taken up. The pendant’s large reflector distributed the light all over the table and provided a great working environment.
The limited edition centenary pendants are all numbered and engraved with Hans J. Wegner’s signature and are available to purchase now.
Be sure to snap up a piece of design history while you can!