On the wall, the geometric shapes adopt an organic and wavy look. The open top allows for upward lighting that leaves a striking pattern on the wall. Through the narrow peepholes – one of Karlby’s hallmarks – a small stream of light flows out and onto the curved brass shades.
Quite surprisingly, only limited information still exists about the series, making GOTHIC an intriguing bit of Danish design mystery. The GOTHIC name was a reference by Bent Karlby to the gothic architectural style that flourished throughout Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, which was characterized by tall narrow structures with pointed arches.