In 1924, Poul Henningsen designed his defining Paris lamp for Louis Poulsen. The origin of Louis Poulsen’s approach to giving form to light can be traced directly to his views regarding the duality of design and light. The Scandinavian design principle «form follows function» is the maxim of the Danish manufacturer. The function and design of Louis Poulsen products are conceived to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail of a design serves a specific purpose. Every design begins and ends with light.
One of Louis Poulsen’s most iconic designs is the PH Artichoke. Originally conceived in 1958 for the modernist Copenhagen restaurant Langelinie Pavillonen, which continues to enchant visitors to this day, the legendary PH Artichoke pendant light has since established itself in public and private spaces worldwide. The sculptural design takes on a different expression with each new version, reliably breathing ambience into both modern and classic interiors with its unique, nature-inspired form.
The lighting classic PH 5
In February 2018, Louis Poulsen unveiled the classic PH 5 luminaire in a wide-ranging palette of vibrant new colors, matching the anniversary of the timeless design and the recently launched PH 5 Mini. Poul Henningsen – a pioneer of lighting design whose works left a lasting mark on the history of Louis Poulsen – designed his celebrated PH 5 pendant lamp in 1958, and six decades later it remains the best-selling design from the Danish company’s portfolio.
The Poul Henningsen three-shade system
Louis Poulsen, together with Poul Henningsen, first introduced glass lamps in the late 1920s. Then as now, the glass lamps uberzeugen with their warmth as well as uniqueness. In 1926, Poul Henningsen invents the reflective three-shade system, which is based on a logarithmic spiral to make the best use of the light source. In early 1927, the first PH table lamp is completed and introduced as an alternative to low-hanging pendant lamps. Through the shape of the shades, Henningsen determines how the light is shaped and reflected.
The pendant lamp Patera
The Patera pendant light was first introduced in 2015 in white. A modern interpretation of the classic chandelier, it enhances modern spaces as a shimmering focal point by providing soft, dynamic illumination. Now Louis Poulsen is pleased to present Øivind Slaatto’s intriguing design in a new version, in silver foil material. The shape of the Patera is beautiful to look at from any angle, as its structure, based on the Fibonacci sequence, always creates a new impression from different perspectives. This reinterpretation of the chandelier is as classy as it is daring, and is a stunning addition to modern or traditionally designed spaces that are open to a new twist on a familiar concept.