BRASS ‘KONKYLIE’ CEILING LAMP
BY LOUIS WEISDORF Sold
Born in 1932, Danish architect-designer Louis Weisdorf graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen in 1954. Although his career has been long and multifaceted—his projects have spanned graphic, furniture, and interior design—he’s best known for the iconic lighting designs he created for Lyfa in the 1960s and ’70s.
One of the most beloved lighting designs that Weisdorf put into production with Lyfa is this Konkylie Hanging Lamp (1963). Because Weisdorf’s designs tended to involved intricate, overlapping layers of metal or plastic – an eye-catching composition for reducing glare – Lyfa sold his work as “prestige lighting”. Consequently these pieces were not produced in very large quantities, and they went out of production when Fog & Mørup acquired Lyfa in the 1970s.