Statement: "It is matter of opening yourself to
the essence of things, rather than struggling for form and
This is the primal theme of probably Denmark's most famous
architect of all time: Jørn Utzon. His career culminated in 1957
when he won the international architectural competition for the
Sydney Opera House. It is a thoroughly ingenious work that
justifiably made him an icon of 20th Century architecture.
In developing his designs for Lightyears, Jørn Utzon has worked
to ensure that light constantly promotes the atmosphere of a room,
whether it is used for cosy togetherness, for a particular function
or for sheer inspiration. The designs of his first lamp for
Lightyears draw a golden thread from the Sydney Opera House. It
completes the picture of Jørn Utzon as a lamp designer and
architect of highest international stature.