Louis Poulsen A/S

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  • Gammel Strand 28
  • 1202 Copenhagen K.
  • Denmark

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Feel-good lighting by Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen is an international manufacturer of high-quality indoor and outdoor light fixtures. Through decades of close collaboration with top architects and designers, we have become a world leader in architectural lighting solutions for private and public use.

Our approach to architectural development began with our collaboration with the renowned Danish lighting designer Poul Henningsen. Together, we created a lighting philosophy that can be summed up in three words: function, comfort and ambiance – known as the FCA™.

This philosophy continues to form the basis for our elegant, functional product designs that promote people’s well-being in artificially illuminated settings.

Simplicity is at the heart of our product philosophy and every element in every product we design has a light-related purpose, resulting in fixtures with a very simple and discreet design, ideally suited to all types of architecture and cultural styles. At Louis Poulsen, we provide timeless lighting solutions that deliver contemporary comfort, year after year.

More than sixty percent of our product range originated as solutions to specific projects and needs. Collaborative partnerships with internationally renowned architects, engineers and lighting designers on projects such as London’s Tate Gallery, Copenhagen’s Opera House, and The Silver Mountain, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music in Kawasaki, Japan, have cemented our role as a world leader in customised lighting solutions.

Iconic products

Few lighting companies have inspired as many people as Louis Poulsen, and we continue to combine lighting comfort with original design to create distinct and memorable lighting solutions that complement our superior range of iconic fixtures.

Two of our best-known fixtures, the PH Artichoke and the Albertslund Maxi Post, have recently celebrated their fiftieth anniversary, while they continue to sell in large numbers worldwide.

New thinking

At Louis Poulsen we relish changing times, and see every change as a new opportunity to apply our timeless approach in a fresh context. This is reflected in two of our newest products: the Silverback and the LP Circle. The Silverback family features a wall and ceiling fixture and a pendant, while the LP Circle family is an example of down-lighting with a unique twist. Both fixtures are based on our product philosophy and our capacity and enthusiasm to rethink the use of light.

Designed by the KiBiSi group, the Silverback is a circular fixture with a soft harmonic shape that unites an opal white diffuser with a silver-coloured metallised back, mirroring the fixture’s colour and texture, and inventing a new way for a lighting fixture to morph into the materials, colours and atmosphere of a room.

The LP Circle is based on a customised product designed for a new school in the Ørestad suburb of Copenhagen. The fixture comes in four versions and features an opal-finished diffuser and an elegant powder-coated aluminium trim ring, available in a wide range of colours. Each version is available in two sizes. The LP Circle is an artistic lighting solution that meets functional requirements.

LP Grand is a new family available in three sizes. The product can be mounted directly on the ceiling or as a pendant type. It is huge. The smallest version has a diameter of 580 mm and the largest a diameter of 1480 mm. The fixture is designed by Christian Flindt who presented his very well received bollard, The Flindt Bollard, at the Light + Building 2014 trade fair.

Julie Richoz, a new designer based in Paris, has designed the sculptural lighting fixture Skyline, which is especially suited for high ceiling rooms. A play of shades gives the fixture a unique character.

Louis Poulsen also presents a new colourful pendant family designed by the Swedish designer Clara von Zweigbergk, who was nominated as Designer of the Year in her native Sweden.

Finally, the new table lamp, NJP, designed by nendo, is now available in wall and floor versions. The simple but ingenious concept expands the use of the basic product.


Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Light+Building 2016

13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 Hall: 1.2 Stand: C 20