hive modern furniture
help
modern design for the home
call toll free 1.866.663.4483
le klint
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.