Le Klint CEO, Kim Weckstrom Jensen, redesigned the 101 lamp into an XL version with a brushed steel fitting in 2007 as a salute to one of his design idols, Kaare Klint. The large pendant light, defined by its elegant pleats and folds, creates as an alluring globe of glowing light as well acting as a beautifully stylish hanging feature. The elegant delicacy of the pure white shade and the metallic polished ring, holding the lamp together, unite to form a stunning contrast in material, texture and appearance. Ideal for hanging from a high ceiling, as a centrepiece over a large dining table, or as a feature piece in a cosy corner, the 101 XL Pendant provides a beautiful light in any room.
Kaare Klint was a precursor to and teacher of the designers who made Danish modern style explode onto the international mid-century scene. In 1924 he helped to establish the influential Department of Furniture at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, where he was a lecturer and Professor of Architecture. Unlike the modernists, however, Klint worked with an unerring faith in the historical evolution of furniture forms and a commitment to the neo-classical designs.
He established the firm Le Klint and from then on was able to manufacture his forays into mass production, making them available to the public, for example his 1940 folded paper lampshade designed with his son. Klint's goal was for the purest quality and his creations are simple, elegant and beautiful pieces.