The form

Four interlocking metal cylinders provide direct light up and down, with the outer drum providing a larger general illumination area. The reissued version by Unique Interieur Copenhagen is available as either a pendant or ceiling fitting.

What makes it special

Although created in 1949, this space-age light remains remarkably contemporary to this day.

Designed by

Jørn Utzon, famous in Australia for designing the Sydney Opera House. Born in Copenhagen to a naval architect father in 1918, he studied architecture from 1937 to 1942 at the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. His work includes dozens of large-scale public works, such as Jeddah stadium in Saudia Arabia and the National Kuwait Assembly. He has also designed numerous domestic buildings and furniture, lighting and tableware.

Where to buy

Great Dane