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Wed 1.9.

‘BUBI’ lamp by Henning Koppel, reissued by Pandul (DK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 01.09.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Henning Koppel's 'BUBI' pendant light, relaunched by Danish lighting manufacturer Pandul

Danish lighting manufacturer Pandul has brought a striking piece of classic Scandinavian design back to life by relaunching Henning Koppel’s ‘BUBI’ pendant light. Designed in 1972 and produced by Louis Poulsen until 1980, the reedition by Pandul sees the original brass component of the lamp substituted with chrome, whose brilliance acknowledges the designer’s renowned body of work in silver for, among others Georg Jensen. Koppel’s ‘Silver Fish Platter’ from 1954 is perhaps his best-known work in this metal.

Pandul's reissue of Koppel's lamp replaces the original brass part of the product with a brilliant chrome

The original lamp was discontinued, according to Pandul’s owner Claus Juhlin, because of an overheating problem. Pandul have addressed this issue by using a fluorescent light bulb and a special Plexiglas, which filters the light perfectly. The lamp’s cord also comes in a number of different colour options.

The use of low-energy fluorescent light has given Koppel's striking design a new lease of life

‘We have developed the reedition under supervision of Koppel’s daughter, an excellent artist working in ceramics,’ explains Juhlin. ‘She told us about her father’s intentions for this lamp. Intentions which have now, 30 to 40 years later, become possible because of low-energy fluorescent light. It was actually Koppel’s idea to lay the piece on a table or the floor. But the original got much to warm for that.’


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