LE KLINT is a Danish lighting company established by Tage Klint in 1943 with a strong passion for craftsmanship. Already at the beginning of the century, his father, architect and civil engineer P.V. Jensen-Klint folded the first hand-pleated lampshade for a kerosene lamp of his own design. The pleated lampshade is recognized and loved all over the world.
The pleated lampshade in paper and plastic is at the very heart of the 79-year-old design company. To this day, the craftsmanship of the cross pleated lampshade is unique and a handicraft that is only mastered at LE KLINT’s original Pleating Studio in Odense, Denmark.
LE KLINT is known throughout the world for this craftsmanship, and over the years has been awarded many honors including "Purveyors to the Royal Court of Denmark”. LE KLINT’s lighting range is continuously developed and modernized in accordance with today's technologies. The design brand collaborates with architects and designers who have great respect for traditions and craftsmanship.
LE KLINT will pay tribute to Tour de France 2022 by contributing to the project with LE KLINT lighting in the yellow Tour de France colour. The lighting company is able to respond so swiftly to a project because its production facilities are locally based in Odense, Denmark. Subsequently, LE KLINT will offer the lamps up for sale to interested cycling enthusiasts, through LE KLINT’s own charity, The Love & Light Project, founded by Isa Dawn Whyte Jensen. The proceeds from the sale of the unique designs, go directly to the Danish Cycling Union, in support of their young members and to further support voluntary work programs within the organization.
Since the establishment of LE KLINT in 1943, the design company has focused on excellent craftsmanship and on retaining production in Odense. Over the years, LE KLINT collection pieces have been designed by renowned architects and upcoming designers, and consists of traditional and modern lamps, sold all over the world.
In 1972 the Trust Fund LE KLINT was established by Jan Klint and the foundation still plays an important role in the company’s financial infrastructure. The foundation grants yearly scholarships to young, upcoming architects and designers.