Sundowner Pendant, Jørn Utzon, 1948

Sundowner is an iconic pendant designed by Jørn Utzon in 1948, characterised by its four-shade construction and how the light elegantly illuminates the shape. The soft curves and opposite-facing shades are designed before 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 over half a century. 

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.

This classic pendant is available in three sizes and four different colour combinations.

Availabilty : 22-24 weeks

details

designer country of origin warranty
Jørn Utzon Denmark

dimensions

Small – Ø 175mm / H 151mm
Medium – Ø 250mm / 215mm
Large – Ø 400mm / H 343mm

material

Made from matt painted steel.

Available in four colour combinations;
White / White
Black / White
Brass / White
Mallorcan / White

White: 6m cord with internal steel wire

Light source not included.
Socket: E27
Max wattage: 60 Watt
Energy class: The luminaire is compatible with bulbs of energy classes A++ – D

Recommended light source: Philips LED 8.5W - 1055 lumen

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Jørn Utzon

Jørn Utzon (1918-2008) is regarded as one of the most influential Danish architects of the past century. He is the man behind buildings as Sydney Opera House, Kuwait National Assembly, Kingo Houses, Paustian House and Bagsværd Church. Jørn Utzon started his professional career by making lighting designs together with Sven Middelboe. In his later years, Utzon travelled to the USA, Mexico and Morocco, becoming distinctive sources of his architecture inspiration. His work is characterised by thoughtful functionalism and sculptural harmony, whether it be lighting, architecture, art or objects.

 

With his early lighting designs, Utzon worked with clear principles, which he carried with him into the architectural world. The iconic structures of the Sydney Opera House are an impressive sight that changes depending on the viewer's perspective. Each of the opposite-facing shells creates its sculptural expression – resembling the four shades of the SUNDOWNER pendant. The work of Jørn Utzon is characterised by his architectural versatility, but light has been the essential element throughout his career.