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Louis Poulsen is a Danish designer brand and a renowned manufacturer of exclusive lamps. Louis Poulsen works closely with designers and architects in order to create their daring yet elegant lamp designs. For Louis Poulsen it is important that form is second to function, yet their designs are always strikingly beautiful.
Louis Poulsen has produced numerous series of exquisitely designed lamps over the years, and some of these have become true staples of great lighting design. Some of these include the the renowned PH 5 and AJ collections, as designed by Poul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen respectively. The Panthella collection designed by Verner Panton is yet another series of groundbreaking design that has stood the test of time.
Brilliant lighting design does not come out of thin air. That’s why Louis Poulsen works closely with all types of designers, architects and engineers in order to create truly remarkable design that you want to brighten up your home with. It is in the collaboration with these designers that Louis Poulsen creates their atmosphere shaping products.
Throughout Louis Poulsen’s years of lighting design, they have collaborated with many talented artists. Big names such as Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton and Anu Moser have all worked in collaboration with Louis Poulsen to create lighting solutions of function and beauty.
Louis Poulsen has worked with with lighting design for over 100 years, and the principals of Louis Poulsen’s lighting and design practices can be traced back to Poul Henningsen.
Inspired by the will to brighten up the darkness of the long nights of Scandinavian winter with the luminescence of summer, Louis Poulsen has always strived not to design lighting solutions, but to shape light in order to create beautiful atmospheres. For Louis Poulsen, the form of the lamp is secondary to the light it emits along with the mood it creates. Simply put, form follows function.
Where to hang pendant lamp depends on quite a lot of things, but it all comes down to a matter of taste and function. A larger PH Artichoke pendant look great over the a wide bed, but this requires ceiling height. And a PH 5 looks great hanging low over your dinner table, spreading a pleasant light throughout the room while adding a beautiful visual element. But watch out for hanging it to low, as depending on your table you might have to develop the habit of watching your head when you get out of your chair.
Pendant lights are great for living rooms, but can be hung wherever you find suitable. Just make sure to consider the height of the lamp and plan how high you should hang it.
Louis Poulsen was founded in 1874, and with their many years of experience they know how to design lighting for function, while still perfecting form. The first major breakthrough for Louis Poulsen came with Paris, a lamp designed by the danish architect Poul Henningsen in 1924. The PH 5 Series of lamps was later developed by Louis Poulsen in his honour. Other true design classics followed, such as the AJ collection by Arne Jacobsen, and the moser series by Anu Moser.