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&Tradition commemorates 50 years of the Sydney Opera House

Offering a new take on the classic Danish design, &Tradition welcomes the Utzon Special Edition lamp in Steel Blue to its collection. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the completion of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sydney Opera House, by architect and designer Jørn Utzon, this bold shade brings a new character to the pendant.

Originally conceived by Utzon in 1947, a decade before the architect began work on the symbolic Australian monument, the Utzon pendant's structure is a precursor for the lyrical aesthetic of the landmark's silhouette. Inspired by the time spent as a child in his father's shipyard, the shade is made of lacquered steel and is comprised of four components formed by a combination of two metal shaping techniques: deep drawing and spinning.

'Jørn Utzon is an integral part of Danish design and architecture history', comments Els Van Hoorebeeck, creative and brand director at &Tradition. 'The more time we spent digging through achival materials, the more we saw the Steel Blue shade reappear in his work. Additionally, since The Sydney Opera House is surrounded by water, Steel Blue also serves as a reference to this, making the colour and high-gloss finish a wonderful tribute to its 50 year anniversary.'

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