Divan 2 Pendant by SIMON HENNINGSEN for LYFA, 1960s
Pendant by Simon Henningsen, called Tivoli or Divan 2. Produced by Lyfa, it was originally designed in 1962 for the restaurant Divan 2 in Denmark's Tivoli Park. The interior of the blades are deep red, royal blue and marine green, and the outsides are chromed, resulting in a colorful mirror effect. Masterful light design that is very early for its time in 1962. Marked/embossed: Lyfa.
H 12 in. x Dm 9.5 in.
H 30.48 cm x Dm 24.13 cm
DESIGNER: Simon P. Henningsen
COLOR: Red, Blue, Silver, Violet
PRODUCTION: Out of production
Simon P. Henningsen (1920–1974), son of influential and polyvalent architect Poul Henningsen (1894–1967), grew up watching the development and deployment of his father's revolutionary lighting designs. Speaking of some of his own lighting, Henningsen has said that they were less scientifically composed than his father's designs, relying much more on the organic forms of nature. The Divan 2 is perhaps his most celebrated lamp.