Architect Joern Utzon portrait
1918-2008

JØRN UTZON

The Danish architect behind the Opera House in Sydney has a portfolio of sculptural lamps to be noticed.
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Jørn Utzon

BIOGRAPHY

Creating things for people. This is the primal theme of probably Denmark’s most famous architect of all time: Jorn Utzon. He was educated at the Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, concluding in 1942 and then developed his talent further at studios such as the Alvar Aalto studio in Helsinki. This inspiration helped Jorn Utzon to gradually optimise his talent for creating architectural, organic space while maintaining respect for people, nature and surroundings.

Jorn Utzon saw a clear parallel between music and light. Both are crucial for feeling emotions. In developing his designs for Lightyears, he 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. His universe, “Music,” reflects musical interest and fascination. The design of his first lamp for Lightyears draws a golden thread from the Sydney Opera House. It completes the picture of Jorn Utzon as a lamp designer and architect of highest international stature.