LOUIS POULSEN SPRING RELEASES

This Spring, Louis Poulsen launch Yuh - a sculptural lighting collection designed in collaboration with Italian-Danish design duo GamFratesi. Louis Poulsen also announce extensions to the iconic PH5, Doo-Wop and VL38 collections with new sizes and finishes. 


INTRODUCING YUH BY GAMFRATESI // Celebrating Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape light, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, who make up GamFratesi, design Yuh - a table, floor and wall lamp collection. One of the essential features of the lamp is that it is personal. The lamp is flexible and takes up very little space. It rotates, rises and drops, illuminating and creating ambience in the required area. With an impressive knowledge of design history and inspired by Poul Henningsen’s philosophy about light, combined with Arne Jacobsen’s geometric shapes, GamFratesi pay homage to the legends and add their own characteristic aesthetic playfulness to the new Yuh collection. The lamp provides direct glare-free downward light, and the angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimise light distribution. The slim opening at the top of the shade provides soft, ambient upward illumination.

 

PH5 MINI // The iconic PH5 pendant was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen, the pioneer of lighting design who developed the concept of ‘shaping light’ with his three-shade system. Now in 2017, the PH5 has its first-ever resize with the launch of the PH5 Mini - a scaled down version of this classic pendant to cater to contemporary and creative living. The new PH 5 Mini is introduced in an innovative new colour palette, developed in collaboration with colour expert Louise Sass and plays with colours that start with the darkest tone at the top and soften shade by shade. These include Hues of Orange, Hues of Rose, Hues of Red, Hues of Green, Hues of Blue and Hues of Grey. It is also available in white. The original pendant was named PH5 because of the 50-centimetre diameter of its top shade, whereas the PH5 Mini has a top shade diameter of 30 centimetres.

 

VL38 NOW IN BLACK // Designed by master craftsman Vilhelm Lauritzen, the VL38 light collection is given a sleek update with the introduction of a new black nish. The arms of the lamps are made of brass and the inside shade is painted white to ensure a soft, comfortable light. With two light levels, the lamp emits a directed downward light and the angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimise light distribution.

 

NEW MIXED METAL FINISHES FOR DOO-WOP // Louis Poulsen shines a new light on the Doo-Wop, one of its most distinctive pendant shapes, with the introduction of two new metal nishes - Polished Copper and Stainless Steel. Mixing metals is a simple method for adding depth and visual interest, the new versions of Doo-Wop in metal are adaptable, edgy and elegant. The pendant was originally introduced in 1952 and designed in close partnership with the Danish Navy Buildings Department. Exploiting the dif cult spinning technique developed by the Louis Poulsen craftsmen, the pendant is an example of Louis Poulsen’s world-famous expertise and creates almost impossible shapes out of a simple sheet of metal.


The Yuh collection by GamFratesi for Louis Poulsen includes a Wall, Floor and Table lamp inspired by the iconic AJ lamp by Arne Jacobsen.

One of the essential features of the lamp is that it is personal. The lamp is flexible and takes up very little space; it rotates, rises and drops, illuminating and creating ambience in the required area. 

Yuh provides direct glare-free downward light, and the angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimise light distribution. 

Yuh by GamFratesi for Louis Poulsen is available in black or white. 

The iconic PH5 pendant has its rst-ever resize with the launch of the PH5 Mini - a scaled down version of this classic pendant to cater to contemporary and creative living. 

The PH5 Mini is available in 8 different nishes (left), and is 20cm smaller in width than the PH5 pendant, measuring 30cm wide (right).

Designed by master craftsman Vilhelm Lauritzen, the VL38 light collection is given a sleek update with the introduction of a new black/brass finish.

The arms of the lamps are made of brass and the inside shade is painted white to ensure a soft, comfortable light.

Louis Poulsen shines a new light on the Doo-Wop, one of its most distinctive pendant shapes, with the introduction of two new metal finishes - Polished Copper and Stainless Steel.

Mixing metals is a simple method for adding depth and visual interest, the new versions of Doo-Wop in metal are adaptable, edgy and elegant. 

All Louis Poulsen novelties are available to order now from Cult showrooms in Australia and New Zealand.