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Lyngby Porcelain reissues Gijs Bakker's glass Tripod lamp

Danish homeware brand Lyngby Porcelain has put a 1978 blown-glass lamp design by Dutch designer Gijs Bakker back into production.

Bakker's Tripod light is comprised of a single piece of clear mouth-blown glass, shaped like an elongated dome.

A light bulb is supported at the centre of the glass lamp shade by three finger-shaped sections of glass, created by indentations in the exterior.

The electricity cable extends out from the lamp shade, and is held in place by a small gap in the base of the glass dome.

Tripod Light by Gijs Bakker

After having tea with Bakker in his house, Lyngby Porcelain CEO Christian Elving fell "totally in love" with the Tripod lamp and decided to reissue it.

Bakker is perhaps best known for setting up avant-garde conceptual Dutch design collective Droog in 1993, with Renny Ramakers.

Droog Design collaborated with many well-known designers in the early days of their careers, including Hella Jongerius, Marcel Wanders and Richard Hutten.

Bakker resigned from Droog in 2009, after a dispute about the company's direction. The 73-year-old designer also served as head of the masters school at Design Academy Eindhoven for 25 years, before resigning in 2012.

Tripod Light by Gijs Bakker

Bakker is also a trained jewellery designer. Sculptural pieces created by him and his wife Emmy van Leersum in the 1960s were featured in a retrospective exhibition at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum in 2014.

Lyngby Porcelain was founded in Denmark in 1936, and manufactured porcelain tableware and homeware until 1969 when the factory closed.

The company re-opened in 2012, and has since re-released historic designs from the brand's archive including Lyngby vases from the 1930s, and porcelain sets from the 1940s and 1960s.

London designer Samuel Wilkinson also used blown glass to create a set of lamps designed specifically for Plumen 001 lightbulbs.