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Erik Hansen

Erik Hansen

Inventor of the Wall Lamp with Accordion Arm

Erik Hansen was born in 1916 in Denmark and was Chief Engineer on the Le Klint lighting manufacturer. For the Danish company, Hansen designed the iconic SAX 1952 lamp. Like an accordion, the lamp can be pulled out and pushed in again, depending on from where the light is needed. The Danish designer had the idea to the light when looking for a lamp for the bedroom. He and his wife simply couldn’t find the right reading lamp for the bedside table, and so he built his perfect light himself.

Today, the light is available in the most different versions. The lamp shade can be mounted above or below of the telescopic arm, the arm is available in various lengths and also the wood of the arm, the shape of the lamp shade and colour are variable and can be combined freely.

Since 2011, in addition to the original shade by Hansen, the light can be equipped also with the Snowdrop Lampshade that was specially designed by Harrit Sørensen + Samson for Le Klint.