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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

With their unique designs, they encompass the duality of design and light. The origin of how Louis Poulsen designs today, goes back to 1924 when Poul Henningsen created his influential ‘Paris’ lamp with the company. A groundbreaking three-shade system that determines the distribution of light and shows how the light can act, bend, reflect and affect its surroundings through lamp design. Louis Poulsen’s designs serve a far greater purpose than decoration. Their designs create paths, emphasizes architecture, and transforms spaces. It is proven that light influences how people feel, which is why Louis Poulsen’s many designs always appeal to the heart and the eye.

About Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer, whose designs follow the Scandinavian tradition, where form follows function and simplicity is key. The function and design of their products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light, where every detail has a purpose. Louis Poulsen 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 has a purpose to create an attractive ambience that affects people and spaces, and the company designs with a strong focus on craftsmanship, creating quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and the 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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