6 Classic Lights from Louis Poulsen

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June 10, 2014

Louis Poulsen is an international lighting company that has collaborated with architects and designers for over seventy years. Several of the brand's most popular lighting fixtures, featured here, are now available at the Dwell Store.

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  The Doo Wop Suspension Light, originally called the Navy Light, was first designed in the 1950s in collaboration with the Navy Buildings Department. Although this pendant light is a modern take on the classic, the Doo Wop Pendant uses the same production methods as in the 50s, including hand-spun shades that are completed with a fine rolled edge.
    The Doo Wop Suspension Light, originally called the Navy Light, was first designed in the 1950s in collaboration with the Navy Buildings Department. Although this pendant light is a modern take on the classic, the Doo Wop Pendant uses the same production methods as in the 50s, including hand-spun shades that are completed with a fine rolled edge.
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  Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the aptly named AJ lamps were designed in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The AJ Floor Lamp features a sleek shade that emits directed light and it can be angled to distribute light where it is most needed, making it an excellent choice for a reading corner in a den or a home office.
    Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the aptly named AJ lamps were designed in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The AJ Floor Lamp features a sleek shade that emits directed light and it can be angled to distribute light where it is most needed, making it an excellent choice for a reading corner in a den or a home office.
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  The Artichoke Pendant Light was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, where it still hangs. Considered an iconic design of modern lighting, the Artichoke pendant is a sculptural fixture that features 72 precisely positioned leaves in 12 rows.
    The Artichoke Pendant Light was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, where it still hangs. Considered an iconic design of modern lighting, the Artichoke pendant is a sculptural fixture that features 72 precisely positioned leaves in 12 rows.
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  The PH 50 Pendant was released in 2008 as a high-gloss version of the PH 5 pendant that was originally designed in 1958 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the milestone pendant lamp. Providing 100% glare-free light, the pendant is designed with a reflective three-shade system that directs the majority of light downward, while illuminating itself with lateral light.
    The PH 50 Pendant was released in 2008 as a high-gloss version of the PH 5 pendant that was originally designed in 1958 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the milestone pendant lamp. Providing 100% glare-free light, the pendant is designed with a reflective three-shade system that directs the majority of light downward, while illuminating itself with lateral light.
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  Designed by Verner Panton in 1971, the Panthella lights are considered icons of modern lighting. Featuring organic shapes that are signatures of Panton’s designs, the Panthella Table Light is eye-catching, while maintaining a simple silhouette and refined elegance.
    Designed by Verner Panton in 1971, the Panthella lights are considered icons of modern lighting. Featuring organic shapes that are signatures of Panton’s designs, the Panthella Table Light is eye-catching, while maintaining a simple silhouette and refined elegance.
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  The PH 3/2½ Wall Sconce was designed by Poul Henningsen as a member of his three-shade family, a series of lights that were constructed with a three-layer shade in place of the traditional one-shade model. This sconce directs the majority of light downward, but the diffused light also plays off of the other shades, creating a warm, ambient light.
    The PH 3/2½ Wall Sconce was designed by Poul Henningsen as a member of his three-shade family, a series of lights that were constructed with a three-layer shade in place of the traditional one-shade model. This sconce directs the majority of light downward, but the diffused light also plays off of the other shades, creating a warm, ambient light.

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