Nyhavn Maxi Pendant
- Prize winner in an outdoor lighting competition – Designed of classical shapes – high architectural adaptability – Symmetrical & downward illumination – Rings ensure stray light is controlled – Lighting concept relies on placing of rings & light source
Nyhavn Maxi Pendant creates general illumination, mainly directed downwards by the conical shade. The rings ensure that stray light is controlled, and direct a small amount of light onto the top side of the shade for self-illumination.
Copper, brushed. Copper, brushed and lacquered. Natural painted aluminum or white, powder coated.
Story behind the product
Nyhavn Maxi Pendant is a member of the Nyhavn family which contains the award winning Nyhavn wall.
Nyhavn Wall won a 3rd prize in the Louis Poulsen competition for outdoor lighting. Prior to this competition, Alfred Homann had worked on some sketches and models; therefore he and his study mate Ole V. Kjær were able to prepare material for submission in only five days.
This is how Alfred Homann explains the idea behind the wall fixture:
It was important that the size of the fixture was smaller and less importunate, than what was on the market at the time. For that reason familiar and classical shapes were chosen. The light coming from the fixture is characterized by the conical shade which directs the light downwards. The small rings between the ball-shaped top and the conical shade generate a guiding illumination. The rings are dimensioned so that they both in height and width; 1. Avoid making stripes of light on the vertical surfaces, 2. Enlighten each other and 3. They direct a small amount of light onto the topside of the conical shade. If the proportions or the placing of the light source is changed only a little bit, the whole idea falls apart!