Concert Pendant story
During his work in creating Concert, Jørn Utzon sought to develop a pendant with a pure and organic idiom of design. His idea was to use several different shades, and to strengthen the design further with upward illumination from the lamp. The chosen shade configuration is visually characteristic of Jørn Utzon and reminds us of his greatest work. Concert gives a pleasant, non-glaring light without compromising the strength of illumination. The pendant adds to ambient room lighting due to the light sent out between the shades.
Concert is built up of four shades and a parabola of drawn steel, which is mounted on a glass suspension of triple-layer, hand-blown opal glass. The suspension unit sends out a pleasant even light between the shades. At the same time, it illuminates the two upward shades and part of the cord. The bottom shade casts light downward to the parabola, which then diffuses it. The parabola not only softens the light, but prevents glare – regardless of the height of the lamp.
The lamp is available in two different sizes, P1 and P3. The P1 has a diameter of 32cm with a cord of 3m, while the P3 has a diameter of 55cm and a cord of 6m.
Brand & Designer
Lightyears takes pride in creating luminous lighting products that combine tradition and renewal. The core ambition of their collection lies in the fusion of the young and the established. They love the curiosity and boldness of the up-and-coming generation, and they respect the skill and the trained eye of the experienced designers.
Their collection offers modern interpretations of everyday lighting products, and they hope that their collection can shed light on new takes on how and where to use contemporary illumination. This season Lightyears proudly present three new lamps created by some of Europe’s most renowned and talented designers. They hope you’ll love them as much as they do.
Lightyears does not put just any lamp into production. The most important requirement is a fusion of form and function, and that the lamp provides optimum illumination. Every single detail must have its own purpose, and not exist purely for the sake of design.
The combination of progressive and timeless aesthetics is the golden thread that runs through all of our product series, tangibly expressed through functional design and refined lighting technology. Thus, their product assortment presents a new and pioneering order of modern design and quality illumination. In this sense, they know that their name brings obligation. But it also proves their commitment to being light years ahead!
All the production is handmade by experienced craftsman.
“It is a matter of opening yourself to the essence of things, rather than struggling for form and style.”
Thus sounds the primal theme of Denmark’s probably most famous architect of all time: Jørn Utzon. His career culminated in 1957 when he won the international architectural competition for the Sydney Opera House. It is a thoroughly ingenious work that justifiably made him an icon of 20th Century architecture.
In developing his designs for Lightyears, Jørn Utzon has worked to ensure that light constantly promotes the atmosphere of a room, whether it is used for cosy togetherness, for a particular function or for sheer inspiration. The designs of his first lamp for Lightyears draw a golden thread from the Sydney Opera House. It completes the picture of Jørn Utzon as a lamp designer and architect of highest international stature.