It is a matter of opening yourself to the essence of things,
rather than struggling for form and style. Thus sounds
the primal theme of Denmark's probably
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
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.