Louis Poulsen

Louis Poulsen is an international lighting manufacturer that targets the professional and private lighting markets and produces and develops lights and solutions for indoor and outdoor applications.

Close cooperation with architects over many years has made Louis Poulsen a leading supplier of architectural lighting on the world market.

Louis Poulsen’s approach to architectural development began with its collaboration with one of the best known and respected lighting designers, Poul Henningsen.Together with Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen created a lighting and product philosophy summed up in the words function, comfort and ambience. This philosophy continues to this day to clearly influence the very simple and functional product design – with a focus on human well-being and perception of artificial light – which help create unique lighting environments.

Louis Poulsen’s approach to lighting lies in a very strict and uncompromising product philosophy grounded in simplicity. There must be no elements, which do not serve a light related purpose. This result in products with a very simple and discreet design ideally suited to all types of architecture, both new and old, across cultural styles.

Louis Poulsen’s product-designs are also admired for their unique quality and lasting appeal, resulting in projects remaining contemporary year after year.



The Satellite lamp by Vilhelm Wohlert


The Doo Wop lamp was designed in the 1950s


The Artichoke was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen


The Record lamp designed by Louis Poulsen in 2003


Lighting at the University in Aarhus, Jutland in Denmark.

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