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Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen

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 Campbellwe 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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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.

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An Icon Turns 50: Panthella Goes Medium and Gets a New Finish

Louis Poulsen celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original Panthella with the release of a new medium-sized table lamp and a unique metallic finish. Celebrating the design’s imaginative inception, both Panthella Table 320 and the warm gloss of the brass pay homage to Verner Panton’s daring and playful yet functional legacy.

Flindt Garden: Outdoor Light by Night, Organic Sculpture by Day

Developed by an award-winning designer Christian Flindt in collaboration with Louis Poulsen, Flindt Garden’s sculptural appeal and glare-free illumination will enhance any outdoor setting – whether it’s a sleek hotel rooftop or a cosy residential garden.

50th Anniversary of Panthella: Celebration of Form, Functionality and Fantasy

On the 50th anniversary of the iconic lighting fixture, Louis Poulsen expands Panthella’s sizing and finish options in a tribute to its imaginative creator – the acclaimed Danish architect, designer and visionary, Verner Panton.

Louis Poulsen Finds a Lost Icon

When Poul Henningson presented the prototype of PH Septima in 1928, the sound of applause reverberated through the Danish Museum of Decorative Art where the unveiling took place. This year, in celebration of Henningson’s heritage, Louis Poulsen is reintroducing a modern version of the original design. And the second round of applause is imminent.

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Louis Poulsen Premieres a New Architectural Light for a New Kind of Interior

Lighting has always played a pivotal role in creating functional, comfortable and beautiful interiors, but incorporating high-quality lighting at places of work, educational facilities and institutions has never been more critical. As the traditional role of the indoors undergoes a dynamic transformation, architects, interior designers and lighting experts are recognising the augmented role of light in designing spaces for the new reality.

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Louis Poulsen Brings Golden Hour Indoors With a Limited Edition PH 2/1 Table Lamp

Originally designed by Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen’s limited-edition amber glass PH 2/1 table lamp offers a warm candlelight glow. The special PH 2/1 table lamp is not only a beautifully-crafted and enchanting design statement, it also brings a much-needed reprise from the harsh lights of the outside world.

Louis Poulsen Brings Back The Smallest Member Of The AJ Family

Louis Poulsen celebrates Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lighting fixtures with a reissue of the AJ range, including the AJ Minis, which have been released in a range of special edition colours available exclusively for 2020

Making a Legend

The Making of a Legend: How The AJ Family Became An International Design Icon

Louis Poulsen acknowledges Arne Jacobsen’s influence on the international design industry and his contribution to bringing simple, functional and distinctive lighting design to the modern interior as it expands the iconic AJ Family further.

A Mid-Century Modern Lighting Legend Reborn

In tribute to Arne Jacobsen and celebration of the 60th anniversary of the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Louis Poulsen re-launches its all-time classic AJ Lamp in Stainless Steel.

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A Warm, Personal Glow From A Louis Poulsen Collectors’ Item

The Water Pump, designed by Poul Henningsen in the 1950s, is a classic adjustable floor lamp with the anti-glare ingenuity of the Louis Poulsen PH three-shade system – in warm amber-coloured glass.

Illuminating Mathematical Forms: Olafur Eliasson’s OE Quasi Light For Louis Poulsen

Olafur Eliasson is known for creating moving experiences of light, and he shaped OE Quasi Light with concern for the emotional and physical effects of our surroundings.

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The Logic and Harmony of Øivind Slaatto: An Evening With Louis Poulsen

Danish designer Øivind Slaatto left a lasting impression on an audience of Singapore’s designers during a special lecture with Louis Poulsen at the National Design Centre. We share insights into his inspirational perspective.

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The Satisfying Practicality Of Louis Poulsen’s VL Ring Crown

Expertly straddling tradition and modernity, Vilhelm Lauritzen designed the VL Ring Crown light in the 1940s with a keen eye for practicality as well as beauty. Now Louis Poulsen has re-issued the design classic for contemporary times.

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Flokk And JEB Launch New Showroom – And Kick-Off Saturday Indesign!

The design and architecture crowd was out in force last night to do some major housewarming for Flokk & JEB, and to celebrate the kick-off of the year’s biggest design event.

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Good Things From Our Saturday Indesign Sponsors And Partners

We love our Sponsors and Partners. They’re helping us make Saturday Indesign a day to remember. Show them your love on 12 October!

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Louis Poulsen Reinvents The Chandelier Again With Patera Silver

Øivind Slaatto’s new silver-foil version of his Louis Poulsen Patera lamp brings new dimensions to his modern take on the chandelier.

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Louis Poulsen Celebrates 125 Years Of Innovation With Poul Henningsen

The PH 5 and PH Artichoke are among Poul Henningsen’s most beloved lighting designs. Louis Poulsen marks his 125th birthday with new versions of these eternal classics.

10 Products We Love From Milan Design Week 2019

From a modular lighting system inspired by electric slot car racing to curvaceous sofas composed like the art of stacking stones – here are 10 products we love from Milan Design Week 2019!

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Christian Flindt Sculpts Soft Wall Illumination For Louis Poulsen With Flindt Wall

After redefining the beauty and effectiveness of bollard lighting with Flindt Bollard, Christian Flindt has renewed indoor and outdoor wall lighting with the softly illuminating Flindt Wall.

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Crafting The Eternal: The Human Hands Behind Louis Poulsen’s Human-Centric Products

Louis Poulsen’s lights are designed with a core consideration for human experience. And the presence of human hands in their production enhances that quality.