Louis Poulsen from David Village Lighting
Louis Poulsen has collaborated with visionary architects and designers to produce innovative lighting solutions for buildings and their surroundings for more than seventy years. The superior styling, craftsmanship and quality of Louis Poulsen products can be found on prominent projects around the globe. Together with designer Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen created a lighting and product philosophy summed up in the words function, comfort and ambience. Louis Poulsen's approach to lighting lies in a very strict and uncompromising product philosophy grounded in simplicity. There must be no elements which do not serve a light related purpose. This results in products with a very simple and discreet design, ideally suited to all types of architecture, both new and old, across cultural styles.
Louis Poulsen's PH5,Artichoke, AJ, and PJ products are Design Classics.
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New Colour – AJ Collection
Louis Poulsen is honouring Arne Jacobsen and celebrating the 60th anniversary of his iconic AJ design by releasing new and dynamic colours to the range. The collection includes a floor, table and wall version.
The 3 piece collection is still available in the original black, white and pale petroleum options but now has 7 new colours. The new colours in the collection consist of dark green, ochre, rust red, midnight blue, aubergine and two grey midtones.
The colours are linked closely to Arne Jacobsen’s universe and have been selected to show of the essence of the lamp.
“The AJ lamps are famous for their sculptural design. The new colour collection consists of both classic and more contemporary tones, which all share the trait of highlighting the design of the AJ lamp itself,” says Idea & Design Director Rasmus Markholt from Louis Poulsen.
The AJ table, floor and wall lamps were designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1957 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen where they were an integral part of the hotels design concept. The AJ lamp has since become a world famous design and one of Arne Jacobsen’s most popular lamps.
“Arne Jacobsen was an aesthete to his fingertips, and it is no accident that he was often given responsibility for the interiors of the buildings he designed – right down to the smallest detail. He originally dreamed of being an artist before choosing to train as an architect, and his artistic talent and courage clearly shine through in both his unique design idiom and his sense of colour. That is why we feel it is in keeping with his spirit to update the AJ lamps with a range of classic and inspirational colours,” adds Rasmus Markholt.
The design for the AJ shade was based on using two geometric shapes; the cylinder for the socket and the cone shade. The lamp directs the light where it's needed making is ideal for use as both a work light and a reading lamp.
Click here to view the new colour collection!
|Tags:||AJ Floor, AJ Table, AJ Wall, Arne Jacobsen, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Iconic AJ, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, New In|
New Louis Poulsen Designs for 2017
We are excited to announce that Louis Poulsen has released their newest designs. The lighting manufacturer, founded in 1874 has released one new design and added new finishes for two of its most popular designs.
“I have designed a lamp that embodies my mantra: how simple do you dare to design? I would rather remove than add and I always encourage myself to go as simple as possible" says Mads Odgård.
The new design that Louis Poulsen introduces is the Above pendant by Danish designer Mads Odgård.
The Above pendant features a graphic triangle with and arch-shaped opening at the top revealing the cord. The Above creates a downward light and a discreet upward light, resulting in a subdued and pleasant ambience. The beautiful detail of the open top, to which its name refers, conceals the light source to provide the pendant with an ingenious and functional aspect.
Above is manufactured in Denmark and crafted in aluminium with a matt, painted finish. The pendant is available in four sizes and two colours.
PH Collection with Black Metallised Brass
The New Year brings not only new designs but new finishes. Louis Poulsen introduces seven new chrome and black metallised designs to the PH Glass family.
The industrial look of the dark metallised surface offers a bold yet understated look while the mouth-blown opal glass shade soften the overall look of the lamp. The three-layer opal glass, which is glossy on the top and sandblasted matt underneath, provides a soft and uniform light distribution.
The PH collection was first introduced in 1926 with the PH 2/1. The model numbers refer to the shade size and each top shade has a corresponding set of middle and lower shades.
In the original models the 2/2 top shade has a width of 20cm but uses lower shades from the 1/1 model to give it a dynamic outline. Later in 1928 the PH 3½-2½ was designed which is one of many advanced projects undertaken by Poul Henningsen in the development of his world-famous three shade system.
Click here to view the Louis Poulsen range and keep your eyes peeled as next month we revel which other classic design has beautiful new finishes.
|Tags:||Above, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Louis Poulsen, Mads Odgård, New Designs|
Featured - Louis Poulsen Cirque
The Cirque collection was created by Swedish designer and graphic artist Clara von Zweigbergk.
“I don’t mind at all if – sitting in their kitchens – people look up and start thinking hot-air balloons and carousels,” says Clara von Zweigbergk when asked to describe her new lamp series.
The Louis Poulsen Cirque was inspired by a trip to Tivoli in Copenhagen. The amusement park is full of whirls and twirls – carousels, candyfloss makers and wheels of fortune. The idea for the design came from the way when an object spins around very fast the colours all merge together and end up being perceived as horizontal bands of colour.
The new series of lamps is perfect for both in the home or office or situated in a restaurant or bar. The Cirque has three colour combinations Red Top, Yellow Top and Copper Top and is available in three sizes Ø150 mm, Ø220 mm and Ø380 mm. The Lamp is made with an E27 fitting meaning it can be used with a range of LED sources allowing freedom in choosing the light source perfect for your chosen space.
When hung on their own they add a dash of colour to any room yet when hung in a collection they create the ultimate decorative effect.
View the cirque collection online here!
|Tags:||Cirque, Interior Design, Lighting, LivingETC, Louis Poulsen, New In|
Louis Poulsen New In!
Louis Poulsen has released their newest collections for 2016 and we love them all.
The Mini Panthella Table
The Mini Panthella Table is a new smaller version of the iconic Panthella Table designed by Verner Panton in 1971. The new design has a diameter of 25cm, scaled down from the standard 40cm size.
Verner Panton (1926-1998) is famous for his colourful personality and his unique sense for colour, shape, light function and space rd 40cm size.
The colours of the table lamp are taken from the last exhibition he was working on before his death in 1998: 'Lyset og Farven' ('Light and Colour') hosted at Trapholt Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. The exhibition was eight rooms each with different colours where the furniture, light fittings and fabrics were all designed in the same shade.
The Mini Panthella Table features a painted metal shade and is available in eight eye-catching colours; Yellow, Orange, Violet, Red, Pink, Blue, two shades of Green as well as White, Opal Acrylic and Black. The Mini Panthella Table features three light intensities and the latest integrated LED technology. The metal shade directs the light directly downwards and creates a soft and comfortable illumination reflecting off the trumpet shaped stem.
NJP Wall & Floor
The NJP Table Lamp from Louis Poulsen quickly became a success when it was launched last year. This year they have followed in its success and added a new floor and two wall-mounted versions.
The NJP family is designed by Oki Sato and features two light intensities: one for directed work lighting and one for dimmed, ambient lighting suited for a lounge or bedroom.
The lamps are fitted with an LED light source which is positioned high as to avoid a dazzling light and should you forget to switch the light off, it switches off itself saving both money and energy.
The NJP collection was designed with the principle of keeping things simple and to resemble the classic Anglepoise lamp, yet boast new functions intended to make it easily adjustable for work or relaxation.
Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis Poulsen said “The world is changing every day, as is the way we lay out our assignments and our workstations today. This weighed heavily in the design of the lamp. I would say that we have succeeded spectacularly in creating a modern version of the anglepoise lamp thanks to Oki Sato’s minimalist, elegant design, combined with the technological finesses and functions of the lamp itself,”.
Louis Poulsen has re-launched the lamp which was originally designed for the Radiohuset building in Copenghagen. The new series of lamps under the name of VL38 features a table, wall and floor version. The VL38 family features a lamp head which is organically shaped and painted white with the arms of the light fittings made of brass, and fitted with an LED light source.
Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis Poulsen says “From the perspective of design, the VL38 family is related to the chandeliers Vilhelm Lauritzen created for Radiohuset. It is an extremely simple, function and elegant series of lights, and the combination of white and brass is both beautiful and timeless. The shape of the lamp head directs the light downwards, so it always provides pleasant, non-dazzling illumination. All the lamp models are typical examples of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s approach to a modern and functional design idiom that also distinguishes his architecture”.
Demand for the original lamp proves that Vilhelm Lauritzen’s lamps never go out of fashion.
Louis Poulsen is re-launching another original design, the Radiohus Pendant from the 1940’s. Again this light was originally designed for the Radiohuset building in Copenhagen. The Original Pendant was Louis Poulsen’s best-selling lamp when it was first launched 80 years ago and has become a cherished design, one which is still in great demand. The lamp has been renamed the VL45 Radiohus Pendant and will be available with two different diameters; 25cm and 37cm. The VL45 Pendant consists of three layers of mouth-blown glass and accommodates modern advances in light technology, accommodating an LED light source.
“The historical ties between the Radiohus Pendant and the building for which it was created are clearly reflected in the design and the light-technology properties of the light itself. It was originally used for general illumination in many parts of the Radiohuset building. And with its powerful downwards light combined with gentler illumination via the opal glass – which generate softer tones in the room – it is simply ideal for illuminating both everyday objects and more decorative items” says Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis Poulsen.
The Patera 45 Pendant is a new smaller version of the original design, a creative result of the relationship between Louis poulsen and Øivind Slaatto. The Original pendant was launched last year and became an instant success with is organic shape and beautiful structure. The Patera Pendant is now available in its standard 60cm size as well as the new smaller 45cm version which are both available in E27 and LED versions.
No matter what angle you view the patera, it is a attractive, decorative globe of light which streams out gently in all directions. Design Manager at Louis Poulsen, Rasmus Markholt highlights the ease of placing the light as one of the reasons to it popularity.
“At first glance, it appears to be nothing but a white, perforated ball, but closer inspection reveals its detailed design, which features a host of circles, angles and holes. Øivind Slaatto has created a pattern that is exciting and enchanting to look at, because it is mathematical, natural and poetic all at once,” adds Rasmus Markholt.
It is intended to serve as a modern chandelier, a lamp that ties the space together making the room more welcoming and accommodating.
To view the whole Louis Poulsen range click here!
|Tags:||David Village Lighting, Interior Desgin, Louis Poulsen, Mini Panthella Table, New, NJP Wall and Floor, Patera 45, VL38, VL45|
Stylish new Cirque by Louis Poulsen
Highly anticipated and sought after Cirque suspensions by Louis Poulsen are available from May 15th. This new release by designer Clara von Zweigbergk is a playful interpretation of the Tivoli fair ground in Copenhagen. After Louis Poulsen gave Zweigbergk the brief of a fun and stylish lighting design, her visit to Tivoli gardens became her central inspiration.
The fair ground is a place full of colour, balloon rides, domes and unique shapes to inspire any visitor. The spinning movement of rides and attractions was very intriguing to Clara von Zweigbergk, the amalgamation of colours and playful movement became part of the Cirque’s design.
Cirque is skilfully made from one piece of metal, with precise, clean angles to create a seamless high quality finish. The shade is available in three sizes and three colour combinations, allowing complete creativity in their display. This light is stylish, affordable and enables people to have a piece of Poulsen in their home.
Available to order on Sunday 15th May, keep your eyes peeled…
|Tags:||Cirque, Clara von Zweigbergk, Copenhagen, Design, lighting, Louis Poulsen, Scandinavian, Tivoli gardens|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Celebration, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Easter, Fontana Arte, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC|
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to treat the important female figure in your life. Whether it’s your mother, sister, grandmother or aunty we’ve picked out some beautiful gifts that will be sure to make their day.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Moooi, Mother's Day, Muuto|
Friday the 17th of March sees the annual celebration for St Patrick’s Day. The Irish public holiday has inspired us to think all things green and open up the idea of using the traditional Irish shade in our home décor. Green can often be a daring colour to incorporate into an interior but with the above lights we show you how to add the colour into your space.
|Tags:||Artemide, David Village Lighting, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Green, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC, St Patrick’s Day, Vibia|
During our visit to the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair we got the chance to see some of the latest designs from the brands that we work with.
Released late last year the Suspence collection from Light Years is already a popular design of theirs. The inspiration for the design by GamFratesi's was translating a movement into a physical shape. The pendants design is perceived to be uninterrupted with an infinity diffuser at the bottom which prevents glare and creates an elegant diffused light.
Released at the same time was the Suspence Nomad which is designed to be placed on a horizontal surface for example a floor or staircase. Just like a nomad it can be moved from place to place with ease by lifting the silicone handle at the top.
Konkret is a brand new pendant by Orjso which caught everyone attention at the fair. The series puts Orsjo’s constituent material to the test. Despite the pendants name suggesting a much harder material it is made from ash veneer with a black ombre tint and has fine details such its brass studs which attached the leather straps.
“I wanted to challenge the way we use wood as a material for lights and show how the texture of the material can be changed through its design and how this also creates a natural and warm light,” says designer Jonas Edvard.
This year Louis Poulsen has released one new design and has updated 2 of it most popular collections. At their stand in Stockholm they had all three of the latest releases. Shown below are a few designs from the updated PH collection and the new Above pendant. Keep your eyes peeled as we will soon be revealing the second collection to be updated by Louis Poulsen.
Late last year Foscarini along with the Aplomb Large released the Spokes 2 Large pendant and the New Buds collection. The three designs have already proved popular with their simple and modern design. All three work well to be placed either in the home or in a commercial area.
Finnish based lighting company Secto made a simple yet stunning display. The company specialises in hand-made wooden design lighting. Their stand showed two new designs, the new Teelo table and a yet unnamed wall light. The Teelo table has a simple yet stylish design which incorporates a sculptural tone and secto’s signature clean lines.
The new wall was designed in response to the clear demand for a light which is not suspended but fixed. The design brings a new character to ceiling and wall fixtures where wood is not a material commonly used.
Hay *Coming soon*
Brokis *Coming soon*
|Tags:||Above, Brokis, David Village Lighting, Designer lighting, Foscarini, Hay, Interior design, Konkret, Lighting design, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, New releases, Orsjo, Secto, Stockholm, Suspence|
On the 11th of Febaury the David Village Lighting team headed to Sweden to explore the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair 2017 . Whilst there we saw the lastest designs by some of the brands we work with, helping us to learn more about their new products.
Below is a photo diary featuring the brands we saw and their beautiful displays.
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Fabbian, Foscarini, Gubi, Hay, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Marset, Muuto, New designs, Orsjo, Secto, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture and lighting Fair, Sweden|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, David Village Lighting, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Red, Valentines Day|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Facebook, Flos, Instagram, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Secto, Stockholm, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden, Twitter, Wastberg|
In March’s issue of Elle Decoration Editor Michelle Ogundehin discusses the idea of grey being the new neutral. Over the last few years neutrals have turned their connotations from boring dull shades to now express high end style. In the mist of that, grey is also now going against the ideas of being an old age, cold colour and is now one which is seen to easily fit into your interior giving you a step up from whites and neutrals.
|Tags:||Artemide, Beslite, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Grey, Gubi, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Neutral, oluce, &traditon|
Each year the highly influential Pantone announce their colour of the year, creating a knock-on effect on trends amongst designers and creatives in a wide range of industries. 2017 it is the year of Greenery a stunning true green colour that is refreshing as well as stylish, bringing a welcome pop of colour to homes, clothing and much more! We celebrate the beauty of green with our top picks for lighting and furniture.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Fabbian, Foscarini, Gubi, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto|
As we head into a new year we take a look at some of our favourite design of 2016. Throughout the last year there have been many releases which have set new trends and created new ways to let you show your individuality through your interior. To celebrate 2016 and all of its beautiful lighting, above we’ve put together our 10 favourites of the last year.
Click on each of the links below to view the products!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Exterior Design, Favourites, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, New In, Wastberg|
New Year New Trends!
The February issue of Elle Decoration looks at the trends for spring/summer 2017. Editor-in-chief Michelle Ogundehin lifts the lid on what to expect from this years interiors with the idea of the new modern. The idea is reflective of the mood regarding the sate of the nation making our homes a safe place and a personal sanctuary. In conclusion the new modern is a joyful celebration of the home. Instead of playing it safe this is the time to be bold and brave and to show off your individuality.
Click on the link to view each of the products above!
|Tags:||Artemide, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, New Year, Oluce, &Traition, Trends, Verpan|
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|Tags:||Advent Calendar, Christmas, David Village Lighting, Interior, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Panthella Mini|
This months Elle Decoration shows you how to enjoy your home this season with the Winter Living issue. The issue looks at ways to warm up your interior during the cold weather and add a soft winter feel to your home.
Visit all of our products featured in the issue by clicking on the links below!
|Tags:||Artemide, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Flos, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, &tradition, Winter Living|
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|Tags:||Advent Calendar, Christmas, Cirque, David Village Lighting, Design, Louis Poulsen|
David Village Lighting Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas may seem like its far away in the distance but we think it’s never too early to start your shopping. We’ve put together some gift inspiration so there is no need for that Christmas Eve panic.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Christmas, Colour, David Village Lighting, Flos, Interior Design, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Present Ideas|
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bocci, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Fabbian, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Oluce, Original BTC, Prandina, Terzani, Verpan, Vibia, Wastberg|
It’s a battle of the sizes as we take a look at mini and maxi lighting.
Mini and maxi lamps often originate from iconic lamp designs which are then supersized or shrunk down to make them even more desirable and perfect for any room in the home or office.
Which size do you prefer?
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Maxi, Mini|
Things are getting spooky at David Village Lighting as we enter the ghostliest time of the year, above we’ve put together some Halloween inspired lighting which won’t make you jump!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, David Village Lighting, Flos, Fontana, Foscairni, Halloween, Innermost, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Moooi|
Spruce Up Your Bedroom This Winter
As winter is approaching there’s no better time to give your bedroom a little spruce up and make it the perfect cosy hideaway this winter. Whether you prefer the more classic look or want to modernise your space we have the perfect light for you.
Below we have a collection of some of our favourite table lights perfect for the bedroom!
|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bedroom, David Village Lighting, Flos, Foscarini, Inspiration, Interior Design, Lampe Gras, Light Years, Louis Poulsen, Marset, Santa & Cole, Secto|
Featured in Livingetc October 2016
We are loving Livingetc this month and below are some of our products which are featured in the magazine, click the links below to check them out!
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Bocci, Catellani & Smith, David village lighting, Foscarini, Interior Design, Lampre Gras, Lighting, Light Years, Livingetc, Louis Poulsen, Luceplan, Moooi, Original BTC, Orsjo, Porta Romana|
Autumn Metallic Madness
As we move into autumn we’re focusing on metallics with crisp copper shades and sparkling silver detailing. Below we have some autumn inspiration for your home!
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|Tags:||Autumn, David Village Lighting, Foscarini, Gubi, Innermost, Kartell, Louis Poulsen, Metallic, Original BTC, Prandina|
Last month we looked at the power of pink in your interior, this month we look at the beauty of blue!
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, AXO, Beautiful Blue, David Village Lighting, Elle Decoration, Foscarni, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, Muuto, Original BTC|
ELLE Decoration Fought the Fakes and Won!
Elle Decoration’s hottest article this month looks at the battle of copycat designers in the industry. In 2012 ELLE Decoration launched their ‘Equal Rights for Design’ petition which stated Britain as the designer knock-off capital of Europe.
They took their campaign to the government and won, bringing copyright protection inline with other creative disciplines such as music and literature.
Despite the victory the law will not come into place until January 2017 giving the faux designer’s time to sell their stock.
So what does this mean for the British design market? Now the original designers will get the recognition that they deserve and gain a copyright protection similar to other creative disciplines after their passing.
Below are the real deals of the most popular ripped off classics!
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|Tags:||Artemide, ELLE Decoration, Flos, Intellectual Property, Interior Design, Kartell, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Moooi, &Tradition|
This Month’s ICON magazine has a range of both classic and new designs, from the Louis Poulsen Artichoke to the brand new Louis Poulsen Mini Panthella Table. The issue takes a look at the work from one of architectures most enigmatic figures, David Adjaye and showcases some of the best products that are currently available across the design market.
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|Tags:||Catellani & Smith, Flos, Fontana Arte, Foscarini, Gubi, ICON Magazine, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen, Muuto, Original BTC, &Tradition|
This Months Elle Decoration showcases The London Look. London is often considered to be rich in variety, and the same can be said for its interiors. Designer Carolyn Quartermaine describes the unique London style as not going down just one path, but being able to mix the historical with the contemporary. The products featured are a range of neutrals with statement pieces bringing a London designed feel to any space such as the Bocci 73 which comes in a variety of groupings.
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|Tags:||Anglepoise, Artemide, Bocci, David Village Lighting, ELLe Decoration, Flos, Foscarini, Gubi, Interior Design, Lighting, Louis Poulsen|