Louis Poulsen is a Danish manufacturer of unique lighting—pendants, sconces, floor, and table lamps that play with form and function. From lamps that began as “wild ideas” to the company’s mid-century icons, Louis Poulsen delivers lighting that illuminates space and imagination. In business for more than 70 years, Louis Poulsen has made its reputation by collaborating with talented designers and architects.
Louis Poulsen began as a company that sold tools and electrical supplies. When industrial and agricultural sectors began using electricity to an increasing degree in 1918, the company began to shift its focus, but it wasn’t until 1924, when designer Poul Henningsen joined the company, that Louis Poulsen began producing its visionary line of lighting. During that year, Henningsen worked with Louis Poulsen to take part in an international exhibition for decorative art held in Paris, the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs & Industriels Modernes. After Poul Henningsen’s bold designs, which often feature metal, earned the company a reputation for superior styling, Louis Poulsen finally produced its first lighting catalog in 1941. Since that time, the company has garnered an international reputation for superior craftsmanship and excellent design.
Louis Poulsen is the company it is today thanks in large part to Poul Henningsen, “the creator of ingenious lighting solutions.” The company’s iconic lamps are found all over the world, because of their design and quality. Louis Poulsen products are known for their exceptional light control; the company understands the characteristics of light. At their laboratories, Louis Poulsen studies natural conditions that affect the performance and longevity of lighting—“salt, fog, hurricanes, extreme heat and coldness,” among others. Hence, Louis Poulsen is able to deliver avant-garde lamps that also have a long life.
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