Louis Poulsen

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about Louis Poulsen

Product • By Louis PoulsenPanthella Portable

Panthella Portable

The Panthella Portable lamp is the smallest edition of Verner Panton’s popular Panthella Table lamp from 1971. Panton intended to create a light in which both the base and the shade served as a reflector and use the organic shapes that he is known for. With its glare-free light, the Panthella Portable serves as a beautiful example of Verner Panton’s brilliant sense of atmospheric illumination. This iconic design, which measures 160 mm in diameter, is a true-to-scale version of the original Panthella Table lamp and can be used anywhere as it does not depend on a power supply. The handy Panthella Portable comes in the classic opal acrylic and the portable makes enjoying both the design and quality of its light easier as the lamp i... More

Product • By Louis PoulsenSilverback Suspended

Silverback Suspended

Silverback was designed by KiBiSi, Danish designers who are currently one of Scandinavia's most influential design groups. The Silverback Pendant is designed to have the appearance of floating in the room as a simple, pleasant illuminated shape. The Silverback Pendant is part of a product family which also includes a wall/ceiling variant. The fixture emits diffused light. The curved opal diffuser provides soft, pleasant, primarily downward directed room lighting. The metallised semitransparent rear side of the diffuser produces a halo effect and reflects light from the surroundings. The rounded white top completes the curve from the diffuser. The luminaire is suspended simple and elegant from its cord. A white pendant tube in the top of the... More

Product • By Louis PoulsenVL45 Radiohus Pendant

VL45 Radiohus Pendant

In 2016 the Radiohus Pendant made a comeback under the name of VL45 Radiohus Pendant. It was originally designed in the 1940s by Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen in partnership with Louis Poulsen for the construction of the Radiohuset building (the Danish broadcasting house) in Copenhagen. The pendant features the original design, with a brass suspension as well as a shade of three layers of mouth-blown glass. The innermost and outermost layers are made of transparent polished glass, while white glass is used for the intermediate layer.The fixture provides uniform, general and diffuse illumination. The opening at the bottom of the glass produces downwards directed light. The quality of the glas sensures that the fixture is evenly lit. More

Product • By Louis PoulsenPH 5-4½ & PH 6½-6

PH 5-4½ & PH 6½-6

Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free light, direct light where it was most needed, and create soft shadows, using incandescent bulbs as a light source. The four-shade system was launched in 1931 to create a fixture which could be mounted high up and serve as an alternative to the commonly used chandeliers. The PH four-shade light was designed to increase the amount of light emitted horizontally to provide greater illumination of walls and shelves than was possible using standard three-shade lights. It was removed from the Louis Poulsen standard range in the 40s, but was redesigned in 1979 by two Danish architects – Sophus Frandsen and Ebbe Christensen – for the Charlottenborg exhibition building in Copenhagen, although in a l... More

Product • By Louis PoulsenPH 3½-3 Glass Pendant

PH 3½-3 Glass Pendant

The PH 3½-3 Glass Pendant is one of many advanced projects undertaken by Poul Henningsen in the development of his world-famous three-shade system from 1926. Poul Henningsen devoted most of his life to taming electric light. He based his three-shade design on a logarithmic spiral to make optimum use of the light source. He was constantly doing calculations and tests. The form of the shades was determined by the way they were required to shape and reflect the light, and the lamp was designed to be glare-free. The white opal glass shades soften the overall look of the lamp and illuminate its surroundings with a perfect, harmonious and glare-free light that only the classic three-shade system is capable of emitting. The shades are mouth-blown... More

Product • By Louis PoulsenPH 3½-3 Pendant

PH 3½-3 Pendant

The PH 3½-3 pendant is a piece of Danish lighting design history. It provides functional, decorative light, and gives any interior a boost simply by being there, whether lit or unlit. It is beautiful alone, or grouped with other fixtures.The fixture is 100% glare-free, with a design based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs most of the light downwards. The shades are made of deepdrawn aluminium with white inner surface that ensures gentle, downward light distribution. The downward light is both soft and pleasant. More

Product • By Louis PoulsenEnigma

Enigma

Enigma 545 was designed by Japanese designer Shoichi Uchiyama in 2007 and extends the Enigma family. Enigma 545 is a larger version of Enigma 425, based on the design idea of floating shades held by ultrathin wires, providing a transparent and light expression. The name enigma stands for ‘mystery’, referring to the fact that the shades appear to hover when viewed illuminated from a distance. The design fitted well with Louis Poulsen´s product philosophy, and was a new interpretation of the multi-shade system - Japanese grace combined with Scandinavian simplicity. In 2018, the original aluminium version is joined by a new, black edition, expanding the design’s decorative possibilities, and creating a serene visual and atmospheric effect as i... More

Product • By Louis PoulsenCirque

Cirque

The fixture provides a downward glare-free soft light by means of the white lacquered inner reflector.   The briefing took place in TIVOLI in Copenhagen. CIRQUE is a play between colours and forms inspired by balloons, carrousels, colours and light. The idea to the colour rankings comes from the experience of colours in circular motions where they often are perceived as continuous lines. The shape is inspired by the well-known onion shaped domes on several of the buildings in the TIVOLI garden in Copenhagen. More

Product • By Louis PoulsenLP Grand

LP Grand

The successful partnership between Danish designer Christian Flindt and Louis Poulsen forges ahead with the ambitious LP GRAND system for large rooms. Christian Flindt's illuminated round fixture has a diameter of 1.5 metres, 90 or 60 cm and bears the prestigious name, LP GRAND. The fixture can be surface mounted on the ceiling or suspended by wires, and has a simple silhouette with soft harmonic lines. The fixture is ideal for hotels, restaurants, schools and offices – locations that require comfortable and energy efficient lighting while also calling for an appealing design.The circular luminaire is perceived as a set of coinciding rings based around a centrally positioned horizontal diffuser. A large angled reflector circumferences the d... More