Preben Fabricius trained as a cabinetmaker in 1952 with Niels Vodder, one of the most prominent cabinetmakers of the time, and he continued to work for Niels Vodder for a couple of years before deciding to continue his studies at the School of Interior Design. Here, Preben Fabricius studied under Finn Juhl, and it was also here that he first met Jørgen Kastholm.
The two quickly realized that they shared an interest in elegant and refined design with a focus on functionality and minimalism. In 1961, Fabricius and Kastholm established their own design studio.
The design duo specialized in furniture design and single-family houses, and their designs were characterized by minimalism, sophistication, functionality, quality and their eye for detail.
The P376 pendant lamp is a perfect example of Fabricius & Kastholm’s subtle architectural slant on design. Originally conceived in 1963, five concentric shades create gradations of curves towards the middle of the lamp to emit a soft, diffused light. The discrete placement of the shades and the silky aluminum finish culminate in a cohesive expression that is both iconic and enthralling.