“Once you have experienced good lighting, life is filled with new values”. (Poul Henningsen)

Identity

Louis Poulsen headquarter

Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer founded in 1874 and born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of its products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Since the first collaboration with Poul Henningsen in 1924, his views on the dualities of design and light have influenced its light philosophy. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.

Poul Henningsen

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 GamFratesi, Louis Poulsen is established as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting across the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications. 

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Poul Henningsen
When Henningsen designed the iconic PH Artichoke for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen in 1958, he opted for solid copper leaves with a rose finish on the leaves' interiors. This combination lent an exceptional warmth to the lamp's organic form and beautifully reflected the light from its hidden source. The PH Artichoke creates soft, glare-free illumination, with its complex design and structure ensuring that the light breaks and filters evenly into the room.

Essence

With a history that spans more than 140 years, Louis Poulsen represents quality, passion, ambience and good humancentric lighting. Its products encompass the duality of design and light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. 

Born out of the Scandinavian way of designing where form follows function, Louis Poulsen’s means are simple and beautiful design with a purpose to create an attractive ambience that affects people and spaces.

Louis Poulsen Designs to Shape Light.

Projects

Copenhagen Cityscapes - Christianshavn, Denmark

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. The shape of light creates space and our products should live harmoniously within the space they define - indirect, soft and inviting. 

City- & Landscapes

Louis Poulsen’s every solution for shaping light outdoors is rooted in a deep knowledge of the demands of city and landscape illumination – and an understanding of the combination of design and technology that results in optimal human experiences outdoors.

Viborg Cathedral School — Viborg, Denmark

Work, Learn, Play

Lighting is not just a question of aesthetics. It also has a big influence on whether people thrive in their everyday lives. In fact, the right type of lighting can significantly improve performance at both workplaces and educational institutions. Lighting is becoming subject to ever greater requirements in terms of light quality, durability, energy efficiency and aesthetics. This is fully in line with the lighting philosophy at Louis Poulsen. The brand recognizes  people need to be able to work and study under the right conditions if they are to perform well.

Hospitality and Leisure 

It is known the sensation of feeling safe and welcome in a place, and no one has refined the art of providing that environment more than the hospitality industries. Comfortable surroundings lead to a positive experience and the desire to return. Whether people visit a hotel or restaurant for business or pleasure, we feel calm and at ease if there is a cozy atmosphere.

Key figures

  • 50+

    countries

  • 25

    designers

  • 1700+

    dealers worldwide