Stem made of an original wallpaper printroll from Kolbe Tapetfabrik. Patterned wood with brass mountings letters: Bent Karlby, Kolbes Tapetfabrik A/S, Copenhagen. Shade renewed. Excellent condition.
This unique assembled light is made from an authentic Bent Karlby wooden wallpaper roll with brass mountings from the early 1950s. Karlby, a versatile Danish artist who, besides his work as a light designer, architect and painter, was especially known for his extraordinary wallpapers. He mastered the art of decoration like no other and managed to successfully combine his love for painting and decorative elements with the leading modernist ideals of his time.
Wallpaper print rolls have, besides their practical function, a great decorative value. Therefore the tradition of print rolls being given a second life, as a kind of 'objet trouvé', comes as no surprise. Besides illuminating your living space, this showpiece could be considered a true tribute to Bent Karlby, shining a light on its refined motifs.
height: 105 cm
width: 25 cm
depth: 25 c