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12 January 2018 Permalink

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The latest releases from Louis Poulsen


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To celebrate the PH5 pendant’s sixtieth anniversary Louis Poulsen are releasing it in eight new finishes.

 The PH5 was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen and six decades later still remains the best selling design in Louis Poulsen’s portfolio.

 Poul Henningsen designed the PH5 as a follow-up to his celebrated three-shade system, which was launched in 1926 and put Louis Poulsen on the map as the leading manufacturer of innovative lighting. Henningsen’s original design had been inspired by his mother’s wish for more flattering, softer light.

The new finishes include; Classic White, Modern White, and six vibrant new colour combinations: Hues of Orange, Hues of Rose, Hues of Red, Hues of Green, Hues of Blue and Hues of Grey.

The different hues on each lamp’s five iconic shades create a dynamic gradient effect, enhancing the pendants’ visual impact.

“Every interior – whether classic or modern – can benefit from the exceptional lighting and aesthetic qualities of Poul Henningsen’s most popular design. We wanted to celebrate the six-decade legacy by expanding the PH 5 family to complement any space, and open it up for new, modern and personal expression. The lamps can be subtly incorporated with existing décor – or bring a bold pop of colour. We look forward to seeing how people interpret the new options to create their ideal ambience.”

Rasmus Markholt - Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen.

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The original Cirque pendant was introduced in 2016 by designer Clara von Zweigbergk. The original pendant features three bold colour combinations in three sizes. Now the Swedish designer has explored a new territory of hues releasing the Cirque in a Scandinavian palette of soft grey tones.  

Cirque provides beautiful, soft and atmospheric lighting. Its unique form and matt white interior ensures direct, downwards light.

This style of light, paired with the sense that the pendant could be spinning mid-air, alludes to von Zweigbergk’s original theme park inspiration.

While its matt painted finish creates a soft look and feel, the pendant is in fact made of aluminium. Sturdy and easy to maintain, the design is ideal for kitchens (particularly above tables, bars or islands), children’s bedrooms, entryways, and living and dining areas. The pendant can be hung individually or suspended in rows or clusters.

“In the grey version, the pendant becomes more about the shape.”

Clara von Zweigbergk

“While the grey tones give Cirque a subtler expression, the visual impact of the sculptural form is enhanced, highlighting each contour. The simple Scandinavian aesthetic also gives it a different kind of presence: both more introspective and very inviting.”

Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen

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Tolbod 120

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Louis Poulsen original Toldbod 120 lamp was based on the philosophy that the simpler the design, the greater its flexibility.

The new Toldbod 120 design colour variants draw from a subtle, elegant palette of Black, White, Dark Rose, Light Grey and Blue-Grey all with a white interior.

The new hues give the familiar design a fresh, modern look and feel. The classic pendant looks great both on its own and in multiples: both in a single hue or a mixed palette; in a row or in scattered, multi-height arrangements.

The pendant’s soft yet precise form makes it a natural fit for a variety of architectural styles and environments, from kitchens, dining and living rooms to hallways, offices and bedrooms.

“We developed the Toldbod with the vision of a very classic shape whose simple form would allow us to experiment almost infinitely with size and finish,” “The new colour range offers new opportunities to get creative – and reimagine the impact that lighting can have on a room. We wanted to offer our customers every opportunity to create a very individual layout, grouping various colour arrangements to really play up the desired atmosphere. A straight row of Toldbods is serious and structured. A multi-level, scattered arrangement becomes artistic and even more personal. The idea behind the design is to really make room for individual vision and self-expression in a given space.”

Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen.

Click here to view the new Tolbod 120!

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6 November 2017 Permalink

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Louis Poulsen

Limited Edition PH 3½-3 Amber coloured Glass Pendant

Louis Poulsen has just released a limited edition of Poul Henningsen’s PH 3½-3 pendant design.

The pendant features amber coloured glass and a brass suspension and will be available for just two months, from November through to December, 2017.

Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen and Poul Henningsen initially introduced coloured glass lamps in the late 1920s to attract new customers which proved successful.

The limited edition finish accentuates the PH 3½-3’s warmth and the size makes it ideal for use over a dinning table or in an arrangement of multiple pendants.

Louis Poulsen

“As the glass of each pendant is crafted individually, each lamp varies ever so slightly from the others, resulting in unique pieces that are as much works of art as functional additions to home or work spaces.”

“We are thrilled to offer the classic PH 3½-3 in this beautiful new variant, which reflects today’s growing retro trends and an increasing desire to incorporate warm metallic tones like gold and brass into contemporary interiors.”

Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen

The PH 3½-3 Amber Coloured Pendant features Poul Henningsen’s legendary three-shade system, invented in 1926 and known for its ability to direct the majority of the light downwards while eliminating glare. The amber tone and glossy surface on the shades’ exterior, combined with the sandblasted matt underside results in a soft diffused light distribution. The brushed brass suspension has been left untreated, allowing it to become darker with individualised patina over time, unless polished.

Click here to view the Louis Poulsen Limited Edition PH 3½-3 Amber coloured Glass Pendant!

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