In 1962, Simon P. Henningsen designed a new pendant for the Divan 2 restaurant in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. The restaurant offered spectacular views over the garden lake, and at night, the pendant’s mirrored surfaces were designed to catch the light from the colorful exterior lighting and the lake. When it was time for the famous fireworks, the lights inside the restaurant would dim, and the lamps ascended towards the ceiling to allow guests an unobscured view of the show. DIVAN 2 was bestowed with several Danish and international design awards. In 1963, it was exhibited at the Louvre in Paris.
DIVAN 2 is known and loved for its colorful interplay of light, creating a captivating experience that changes with the viewer’s position. The light source is obscured and completely glare-free. The cascading effect happens when the light hits the vertically arranged trapezoids. On the inside, they are lacquered in different colors, causing a fascinating display of light to flow into the room.
The product family consists of pendants in four different sizes. Each size is available in either solid brass or a polished stainless steel version with multicoloured trapezoids (red, blue, purple, beige, and teal).