Louis Poulsen table lamps, floor lamps, and pendants for the modern home
Louis Poulsen lighting is one of the most iconic modern lighting manufacturers in the world.
Established in 1874, the Danish lighting manufacturer was 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.”
Over the years, Louis Poulsen has closely collaborated with talented designers and architects to bring you functional and decorative lighting in the Scandinavian aesthetic. Their designs are suitable for personal and commercial use, as well as either indoors or outdoors.
Louis Poulsen AJ Lamps
AJ stands for Arne Jacobsen, the Danish designer and architect most known for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen (1957) and the National Bank in Copenhagen (1971). The AJ family of lights is regarded as Jacobsen’s most iconic design, first seen in the SAS hotel. The unusual angles and geometric shapes of these lamps provide functional light for reading or working and an aesthetic that remains modern over 60 years later.
The AJ Wall Lamp comes in 10 modern colors.
We love the circular detail founded at the foot of the AJ Floor Lamp, also available in 10 colors.
Louis Poulsen Panthella Lamps
To this day, the Panthella Lamps remain one of his most popular designs. The organic shapes are typical of Panton’s designs.
His intention was to create a light fixture where both the foot and shade served as a reflector.
We love the fluid look of each Panthella piece, including the Panthella MINI Table Lamp.
Louis Poulsen Yuh Lamps
The name of the Yuh series is meant to represent the sound made when you say the word ‘you,’ which perfectly encompasses the personalized nature of the design.
In all forms, the Yuh Lamp can rotate, rise, and lower to create the ambience you desire. Shown here is the Yuh Floor Lamp, which is super flexible and takes up very little space.
As shown in the design of the Yuh Table Lamp, the form of the shade is determined geometrically from the movement that it performs on the stem. Danish-Italian design duo GamFratesi designed Yuh for Louis Poulsen in 2017. The Yuh Wall Lamp is another flexible and personalized option in the series.
Louis Poulsen NJP Lamps
The NJP Lamp series was designed in collaboration with Japanese designer Oki Sato and the Tokyo-based nendo design studio.
The design is a refreshing interpretation of the classic architect lamp. Its simple and honest look reveals the lamp’s functional components. As you can see with the NJP Long Wall Lamp, two joints offer flexibility in positioning, with exposed springs that add to its modern look. If a more compact design is needed, the Short NJP Wall Lamp is a great option. We love using either wall lamp as a bedside lighting option.
The NJP Floor Lamp is a lovely stripped-down floor lamp design, perfect for a modern office or airy living room.
The flexible positioning of the NJP Table Lamp makes it ideal for hands-on hobbies like knitting, focused desk work, or even leisurely reading in bed.
Louis Poulsen PH Lamps
Poul Henningsen was an influential Danish designer, architect, writer, and cultural impact whose legacy lives on in many ways, including through the PH Lamp series from Louis Poulsen.
In 1985, he developed the PH 5 Pendant in response to bulb manufacturers constantly changing the shape and size of incandescent bulbs, which seemed nonsensical and frustrating for consumers. The PH 5 Pendant is named after the size of the main shade, which is 50 centimeters in diameter.
“I have accepted fate, and with Louis Poulsen’s permission I have designed a PH fixture, which can be used with any kind of light source, Christmas lights, and 100 W metal filament bulbs,” he wrote at the time of launch. “Although a fluorescent tube would be too much to ask in the existing form!”
While light bulbs have since evolved, Henningsen’s design remains relevant today.
The PH 5 Mini Pendant was introduced in 2017. Just like the PH 5 Pendant, the PH 5 Mini Pendant provides 100% glare-free light thanks to its unique three-shade system, but with a top shade diameter of 30 centimeters.
The PH Snowball Pendant is another Henningsen original, introduced alongside the PH 5 at an exhibition at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art. At the time, the PH 5 got all of the attention, and the PH Snowball Pendant didn’t enter regular production until the early 1980s. The shape, reminiscent of a snowball, emits light in a unique way: when the light is switched on, the top portion is illuminated while the bottom part remains dark.
For a warmer glow, turn to Henningsen’s PH 80 Floor Lamp. The majority of the light is directed downwards, and the opal acrylic shades provide comfortable room lighting. The name of the PH 80 marks how the lamp was introduced in 1974, 80 years after Henningsen’s birth The warmer glow is thanks to the red hue of the top reflector.
Louis Poulsen VL38 Lamps
The VL38 Table Lamp was introduced in the late 1930s as the result of a collaboration between Louis Poulsen and Vilhelm Lauritzen while constructing the Radiohuset building in Copenhagen, which was at the time the Danish broadcasting house, and is now the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
After World War II, Lauritzen’s VL38 Table Lamp began to appear in Louis Poulsen catalogs. While the design has been updated for modern times, both the retro look and soft curvy expression remain true to Lauritzen’s original design. The VL38 Floor Lamp is based on the original VL38 Table Lamp design, and the VL38 Wall Lamp is a great alternative if you wish to save floor space.
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