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Louis Poulsen: Design to shape light

The Danish lighting manufacturer, Louis Poulsen designs to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light, where every detail has a purpose. The company has always sought, not only to design lamps but also to shape light and create an atmosphere that makes people feel good, both in-and outdoors.

Louis Poulsen designs with an uncompromising approach to shape light

The story of Louis Poulsen as the world knows it today began in earnest in 1924, when the legendary designer Poul Henningsen created his award-winning Paris lamp for the Danish lighting manufacturer, which was the frontrunner of the ground-breaking three-shade system introduced in 1926. The design of the three-shade system reduced glare and ensured an ideal distribution of light. The origin of how we shape design and light today can thus be traced to Poul Henningsen’s view on the dualities within design and light. Our means are simple and beautiful design. Our purpose is to create an attractive ambience that affects people and spaces.

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 our 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. We believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light. We design to shape light.

  • 1874

    Year that Louis Poulsen was founded

  • 122

    Million EUR annual revenue in 2019

  • 50

    Countries operating

  • 1

    Factory (in Denmark)

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