The renowned Danish designer Jakob Wagner’s new Ripls luminaire joins the Louis Poulsen collection, adding a multi-dimensional lighting experience while providing excellent general lighting.
The round wall and ceiling fixture, which emits diffused light, features a concave, clear front shaped like water ripples. The ripples refract light in the front, creating a subtle change of appearance depending on the viewing angle.
“There is something entrancing about watching the ripples that transform the water’s surface after an object has dropped in, and we wanted to capture that moment in time – while using the undulating, concentric forms to shape the light coming from within,” explains Jakob Wagner. “Just as ripples add dimensionality to still waters, the ripple shape rendered in glass adds dimensionality to the light, making Ripls an unusually engaging, dynamic, yet also soothing light source.”
“The ingenuity of Wagner’s design is that it is at once ultra-simple – yet constantly changing as you move past it,” says Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director, at Louis Poulsen. “He has succeeded in creating a design that offers a multi-dimensional experience; one can say, in other words, that the lamp is designed at several levels. Immediately and from a distance, it is just an opal, round lamp – a luminous disc. It is absolutely minimal and there can be 50 of them in a room without attracting much attention. But upon approaching, you see concentric waves catching the light and making their own refractions in an everchanging way. And if you happen to touch the surface, you are surprised to realise that the exterior is smooth: the ripples reside within, creating a bit of magic.”
The Ripls’ slim, discshaped, concave form results in higher-intensity light in the centre that fades toward the edges. A diffuser offset sits deep within the fixture, creating a sense of depth when viewed from the front. The slim housing creates the appearance of a floating disc, while perforations in the opaque housing allow indirect light to create a halo around the fixture. The overall effect is deep, glowing and playful, with just the right balance of impact and subtlety to fit primly into any architectural space.
Ripls is particularly well suited for corridors, stairwells, and entrance areas, and brings ideal general lighting into small office spaces and meeting rooms.
A workhorse design with many extra features, the Ripls luminaire emits diffused light and comes in two diameters: 310 mm and 500 mm and is available for all markets, with 3000K as standard. It is available in clear reflective, white opal and satin matte white options.
The fixture emits diffused light. The front consist of a concave clear front with ripples like rings in water. The ripples refract light in the front creating a subtle change of appearance depending on viewing angle. The concave form outline the refracting creating a higher intensity light towards the center fading off toward the edges. A diffuser offset sits deep in the fixture creating a sense of depth in the front. A slim housing creates the appearance of a floating disk while perforations in the opaque housing allows indirect light to create a halo around the fixture.