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About


DESIGN TO SHAPE LIGHT

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Louis Poulsen has always sought, not only to design lamps, but also to shape light and create an atmosphere

that makes people feel good, both in- and outdoors. The shape of light creates space and our products should live harmoniously within the space they define - indirect, soft and inviting.


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In 1924, Poul Henningsen created his influential Paris lamp for Louis Poulsen, and the origin of how we still design to shape light can directly be traced back to his views on the dualities of design and light. Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. We believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, we have established ourselves as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, our products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications. Our means are simple and beautiful design. Our purpose is to create an attractive ambience that affects people and spaces. We design to shape light.

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Inspiration

Colourful, eclectic,

lively and bold.

Still Life Living

Lamps for Space

Less Ordinary

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Designers


DESIGNERS OF LOUIS POULSEN

Louis Poulsen works closely with architects, engineers and lighting designers on specific projects. Many of the light fixtures in our product range have originated from projects – products developed specifically to further optimise the project or the atmosphere and image of a given space. Many products have shown great versatility and thus become standard products in our exclusive range of architectural lighting.

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen was born and raised in Copenhagen. In 1927, he graduated as an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After graduating, he obtained his first job at the office of the City Architect of Copenhagen launching his own office only two years later. Arne Jacobsen is a world famous Danish modernistic architect. His buildings are numerous in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for.

Verner Panton

Verner Panton (1926-1998) is famous for his inspirational and colorful personality. A unique person with a special sense for color, shape, light function and space. Over the course of his career, Panton introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. With remarkable faith in the unlimited possibilities of form, he worked successfully to create a new set of theories about light function and influence.

Anu Moser

Born in 1945, Anu Moser is a Swedish ceramic artist and specialist in restoring ceramics – a skill she also teaches. Anu Moser has held exhibitions of her ceramic art all over the world. The Moser pendant is the first lamp she has designed. The shape of the glass shade draws inspiration from the drop that hot glass forms when taken from the furnace.

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Products


PRODUCTS OF LOUIS POULSEN