The fixture is an example of minimalistic lighting technology, with a primary focus on pointshaped light sources. The anti-glare ring eliminates direct glare from the focal point of the light source, while permitting optimal light distribution both upward and downward. Erik Møllers Tegnestue designed the Pakhus pendant in 1984 for the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen. Known as Eigtveds Warehouse, the building is an old warehouse which dates from the 18th century. Like so many other buildings from this era, it has many rooms with low ceilings. The architects therefore saw the need for a small pendant with a warm glowing light.