In 1924, Poul Henningsen created his influential Paris lamp for Louis Poulsen, and the origin of how it still designs to shape light can directly be traced back to his views on the dualities of design and light.
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 the 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. Louis Poulsen believes in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, the company has established itself as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, the products of Louis Poulsen serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Their means are simple and beautiful design. Their purpose is to create an attractive ambience that affects people and spaces. Louis Poulsen designs to shape light.
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