Famed Danish designer Louis Weisdorf created lighting that often used repetition of a single element to both dramatic and practical effect. His timeless 1972 Multi-Lite reflects the golden era of Nordic design with its characteristic shape composed of multiple rounded metal shades. By individually rotating the shades attached to the brass framework, the pendant can be transformed into varied arrangements with the light directed upwards, downwards or both. Just as importantly to Weisdorf, the elegant construction shields the eye from direct bulb glare at all angles.
- 14.2" h x 14.2" dia (36x36cm)
- Canopy: 2.3" h x 4.5" dia (5.8x11.4cm)
- Cord length: 149.6" (380cm)
Chrome or brass
- UL listed
- Bulb not included
Design is an unceasing continuum, believes this Danish house, now owned by a second generation. Owner and creative director Jacob Gubi Olsen inherited the helm from his parents Gubi and Lisbeth Larson, who founded the business to showcase their postmodern furniture. Under Jacob’s watch, Gubi added a global focus to its roots in Copenhagen, with a cosmopolitan array of furniture, lighting and interior objects.
Alongside 20th Century icons such as Robert Dudley Best and Greta Magnusson-Grossman, the design house has championed a new wave of design studios including GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen and OeO Studio. “I started out with two very strong designs, Bestlite—a Bauhaus collection designed in 1930—and Gubi Chair, designed in 2003. I felt they had something in common,” says Jacobs. “Iconic appearance, functional design, high quality, aesthetic design language and adaptable for many different kinds of interiors. I took these values as a guideline for any new designs added to the collection ever since.”