The story of LE KLINT dates back to the start of the 20th century, when the first pleated lamp shade was folded by P.V. Jensen-Klint, architect and Master of Engineering. He made it to fit a paraffin lamp, which he had also designed. With help from the entire LE KLINT family, a number of friends and sons, Tage and Kaare, the newly assembled LE KLINT team, worked hard on refining the new shade and in return received one as a gratitude gift. This was a customary act in those days. In 1943 Tage Klint pioneered the LE KLINT family handicraft and pleating skills into a real business. The story of LE KLINT is not merely the story of a company, but reflects the history of design and technology for more than one hundred years.