Louis Poulsen is THE brand of Scandinavian design lighting, an absolute reference to which all designers in Scandinavia and elsewhere refer. Its history is closely linked to those of two genius Danish designers, Poul Henningsen and Arne Jacobsen, the first engineer-designer, the second architect-designer, who knew how to perfectly marry form and function and create lamps as beautiful as they are effective.
Poul Henningsen began working in the early 1920s with the goal of making the most of the qualities of all new incandescent light bulbs, whose compactness and light output revolutionized the art of lighting. His ideal was based on two pillars: the comfort of the eye – which should never be dazzled by direct exposure to the light source – and the non-waste of light energy – a concern of redoubled importance to the time of ecology. From this quest was born his famous multiple lampshade system, with carefully calculated decreasing diameters.
Arne Jacobsen was a visionary architect in total art, drawing not only some of the most innovative buildings of his time, but also the furniture and lighting that fitted them in accordance with his overall aesthetic concept.
Scandinavia design is an authorized Louis Poulsen retailer. Our lights all come from Louis Poulsen factories and come with a warranty card and a certificate of authenticity. Our prices are the lowest possible authorized by the brand.