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The Sundowner is an iconic pendant lamp designed by Jørn Utzon in 1948 for Lyfa; characterised by its four-shade construction
and how the light elegantly illuminates the shape.
The soft curves and opposite-facing shades are designed prior to Utzon’s architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House.
With its dynamic design, the Sundowner pendant expresses a clear linkage to the unique shell structures that
have adorned the Sydney Harbour for more than half a century.
Matt painted steel
Colour combinations |
White / White
Black / White
Brass / White
Mallorcan / White
Dimensions and weight |
Sundowner / 175: Height 15,1 x Ø 17,5 cm; 0.6 kg, socket G9, max 40W, Recommended light source: Philips LED 4.8W, 570 lumen
Sundowner / 250 : H 21,5 x Ø 25 cm; ... kg, socket .., max ..W,
Sundowner / 400 : H 34,3 x Ø 40 cm; 1.3 kg, socket E27, max 60W, 6m wire with steel wire, Recommended light source: Philips LED 8.5W, 1055 lumen
Lightsource not included
The luminaire is compatible with bulbs of energy classes A++ – D
6m white textile cord
Concept & craftsmanship
Sundowner is a classic pendant with a clean expression, relaunched in 2022 in three sizes and four different colour combinations.
The first Sundowner pendants were produced as a flexible shade system in which the shades should be
assembled on top of the light source.
Today, the shades are fixed, which ensures a solid, high-quality pendant without compromising on the original design.
The direct, downward-facing light and a carefully placed light source ensure a soft and optimised light.
Through small gaps inside the pendant, a discrete amount of light escapes and illuminates the top and bottom shade.
The elegant indirect light makes the lamp a striking display in itself.
Back in 1948, the shades of the Sundowner pendant were produced by hand under fairly primitive conditions by
Jørn Utzon and his friend and colleague, Sven Middelboe.
Post-war rationing meant that Utzon and Middelboe had to work effectively to ensure earnings,
and production of own lighting designs became the start of their professional career.
The name ‘Sundowner’ brings warm climes to mind and when turned on, the last rays of sunlight can be seen in the chorizontal middle part of the lamp.
Shaped to provide a comfortable illumination and set the right atmosphere as the sun goes down.
On the island of Mallorca, Jørn Utzon built himself a house on a steep cliff facing the Mediterranean Sea. The building is named
after his wife and became an idyllic residence for his family. The building’s large, open windows are designed to highlight the soft sunlight
and blend with the unique surroundings while the traditional Mallorcan sandstone give the entire building a rough expression,
vivid display of light and muted rose feel. Lyfa celebrates Jørn Utzon’s ability to embrace nature and light with a special edition colour
for the Sundowner pendant named ‘Mallorcan’ inspired by the sandstone blocks of the Can Lis residence.
The distinctive colour makes the pendant both contemporary and timeless
North Sea Design is an official dealer of the Danish design brand LYFA.
The entire range of this beautiful brand is available through us.
In the NSD store in Vorden (GE) we have several items, like the Sundowner pendant lamp, on display.
Are you looking for a specific product but you cannot find it in our webshop?
Please contact us so that we can inform you about the options, price and delivery time.
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