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Louis Poulsen: A Retake on the iconic PH 5

October 25, 2022

Louis Poulsen continues to improve on the inherent longevity of its products with the new, raw and upcycled PH 5 Retake, bringing this classic design into a new era.

A Retake on the iconic PH 5

With a firm belief in recycling and upcycling, Louis Poulsen is continuously researching and experimenting with how to best reuse materials and products, including transforming flawed products into treasured new lamps - like the new PH 5 Retake. This unique lamp with a raw finish is made from shelved PH 5s that might have crooked shades, irregularities, or dents while using minimal resources to do so. The transition process from a vintage or an imperfect PH 5 to a one-of-a-kind PH 5 Retake involves removing the paint from each pendant, allowing the aesthetics of the aluminum shades and the lower steel shade to emerge in varied remarkable raw nuances. The pendant is then fully retrofitted, upgrading it with the latest technology.

"The durability and high quality of our lighting designs form the Louis Poulsen legacy, and it is certainly something, we cherish. It makes us proud to see how our products, including the PH 5s, are sold over and over again, only to be restored and traded once more, and how they are passed on from one generation to the next"

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About Louis Poulsen

Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of their products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. They believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light. Louis Poulsen designs to shape light.