The STIN.com Poul Christiansen-inspired 172 Pendant Lamp is faithful to the original design, evoking the same sense of fun while also providing excellent functionality and wonderful diffusion of light. Consisting of a single piece of formed PVC, creating the trademark Christiansen waves and curves, it is adaptable to almost any setting or environment, from children's bedrooms to stylish dining rooms. And with a sturdy metal frame holding everything together, it is the ideal addition to any home.
Produced during his most prolific design period, the 172 is one of Poul Christiansen's most beloved designs, and has made him an in-demand designer for almost half a century. Upon starting work on lamp shades, he discovered that folding in mathematical curves gave the lamp shades beautiful and unique sculptural shapes, which would become his signature. Part of the Sinus Lamp Series, it was allegedly inspired, in part by the design of the Sydney Opera House, and it certainly wouldn't look out of place in such a stunning setting. If you like the 172 Pendant Lamp, you might also like the Viscontea Pendant Lamp or the Taraxacum S2 Pendant Lamp.
Poul Christiansen was born in 1947, graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1973. Despite working in various architecture and design studios across Denmark in the1960s and 1970s, his most famous work by far was his whimsical mixture of origami and lighting design, particularly in products like his 172 Pendant Lamp. Bringing his experience of using pleated material to the lighting genre, he discovered that folding in mathematical curves gave the lamp shades unique, eye-catching sculptural shapes. The results remain some of the most popular Danish lighting designs of the 20th Century, which still look as heart-stoppingly beautiful today as they did almost 50 years ago.
"I believe that design is all about making the world a better place in the short-term and in the long-term too."
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