Louis Poulsen releases popular LP Circle fixture in two new colours
Louis Poulsen is pleased to announce the expansion of its LP Circle fixture range, designed in collaboration with Mikkel Beedholm, with two new colours: yellow and pale petroleum. Adding to the existing white and black options, the new hues expand the range’s ability to bring functional, modern aesthetics and excellent general lighting to a wider array of projects and application areas, from public and private offices to institutions.
“The choice of colours is unusual for a ceiling fixture,” says architect Mikkel Beedholm of KHR Architecture, who originally designed the LP Circle in 2013. “The new yellow and petroleum options add vibrant colour to what are often colourless rooms in both their lit and unlit state, adding not only functionality but also dynamic aesthetics to a given space. The coloured rings also improve the effect of reducing glare and highlighting the shape of the luminaire.”
In developing the LP Circle fixture, Beedholm took a bold new approach. Pushing aside the standard policy that everything on the ceiling ought to be white or aluminium, Beedholm ushered in a simultaneously creative and decorative solution where light is no longer an anonymous room accessory, but interplays rationally, functionally and decoratively to add life and atmosphere to the space.
The LP Circle design drew on Beedholm’s experience creating the OreLED fixture for the Ørestad School in Denmark – an ambitious and innovative project that involved radical new lighting designed jointly by KHR and Louis Poulsen. In developing the LP Circle design, Beedholm evolved the principles behind the OreLED, further refining the collar that has become the LP Circle’s signature element. “We wanted the collar to give the fixture character and interact with the building’s architecture, adding an extra dimension to the interior through randomised reflection of the light,” he explains.
The LP Circle emits diffused light via a high-efficiency acrylic diffuser, which is encircled by a voluminous ring and hidden when viewed from low angles. Angling the inner side of the ring 5 degrees creates a comfortable and decorative graduation of light from the diffuser. With two diameters and four different installation options, the LP Circle series is ideal for a wide range of applications.