LW_kartoffelr+ªkkerne_0015     LW_kartoffelr+ªkkerne_0023 As with all lighting, there is good reason to carefully consider your choice of outdoor lamps. They have to withstand the ravages of weather, and fulfill a specific functional task, in terms of providing good illumination of the entrance. They are also your visitors’ first impression of the style and atmosphere you have set in the rest of the house.

Louis Poulsen has a number of great outdoor lights:

The PH 3-2 1/2 designed by Poul Henningsen is made from black lacquered steel and designed on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades have a matt painted interior surface diffusing the light in a comfortable way. It retails at £605.00.

The AJ Wall LED is designed by Arne Jacobsen and emits downward directed light. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light. Made from Die Cast aluminium it retails at £649.00.

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PH Artichoke Goes Green

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Poul Henningsen’s world-famous design icon, PH Artichoke, has now been made future-proof with a specially designed LED light source.

PH based his lighting philosophy on the incandescent bulb and its focal point. He designed his highly successful light fixtures around this light source with a minutious precision which made them known and admired around the world.

PH left nothing to chance, and the work of updating his designs to new requirements and technologies has therefore been challenging at times. The time has finally come to update his most prestigious design, PH Artichoke.

PH Artichoke illuminates both itself and the surrounding space. This requires high output from the light source, and LEDs have only recently been developed to a level sufficient to permit their use. The new 96W LED version of the fixture offers the same light output, comfort and atmosphere as the 500W incandescent bulb version.

We have designed a completely new light element for the LED version of PH Artichoke. In most models this is installed in the shade set in a way that allows replacement. Unlike earlier versions using energy-saving light sources, the LED version is dimmable. This detail help consolidate the PH Artichoke’s position as one of the most atmospheric light fixtures available.

PH Artichoke is one of the most renowned light fixtures in the world, and the LED version of this famous icon is a good illustration of how a clear focus on climate and energy consumption focus be consistent with an uncompromising attitude to aesthetics and light quality.

Retails from £5445.00

Limited edition Copper Table Lamp

ph-35-25-kobber-bord-int-02With Louis Poulsen’s successful re launch of Poul Henningsen’s design icons, another excellent lamp is being added to the collection. Between 14 March and 15 June a copper version of a legendary 1929 table lamp design can be ordered.

Warm materials are currently a must in interior design, and this table lamp is sure to add warmth and comfort to any interior. The lamp comes with two top shades – an opal glass shade, which together with the two bottom glass shades provides soft comfortable diffuse light, and a polished solid copper shade with a white painted inner surface, which provides softly concentrated downward directed light on the table surface.

Every home should have multiple points of light in each room.Too many homes have too few points of light, resulting in an uncomfortable light. With extra light points you create small oases and emphasise the room’s dimensions in a better and more atmospheric way. Table lamps are easy to move around, and provide pleasant low intensity lighting, creating still life scenes on side tables, bookcases or sideboards.

The PH 3½-2½ copper table lamp comes with a high gloss surface, but the copper will develop a patina unique to its given setting, adding further personality, if desired. Many people want their copper lamps to develop a patina and Louis Poulsen has therefore chosen not to surface treat or lacquer the copper on this and many of our other copper light fixtures. The patination process begins from the moment of assembly, and proceeds during production and distribution. When a product is taken out of the box, it may thus have already begun oxidising. We provide a set of white cotton gloves with each light fixture, so people can avoid leaving fingerprints during installation.

This limited edition can only be ordered during the three months indicated, giving people the opportunity to supplement their collection of unique PH fixtures. Those who have not yet started can also obtain a unique piece of Danish design history, which despite its age, will have a modern and atmospheric appearance for several generations. A version with a painted shade and a silk brown copper housing will be launched at a later date, supplementing the PH 3½-3 pendant launched in September 2014.

The PH 3½-2½ copper table lamp is 46 cm tall. A practical height providing good working light with either type of shade. The three-layer opal glass shades are polished on the outside and sandblasted on the inside. The switch is located on the cord.

PH 3½-2½ copper table lamps will be made in response to incoming orders, and only the exact number ordered will be produced.

The RRP is £1110,- incl VAT

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New PH 3½-3 Pendant – More than an Icon

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To mark Poul Henningsen’s 120th birthday on 9 September, Louis Poulsen is launching the new PH 3½-3 pendant.

The PH 3½-3 pendant is based on Poul Henningsen’s original drawings from the late 1920s and early 1930s, featuring his renowned three-shade system.

The pendant has metal shades, available in green, yellow, red and white. The fixture housing is silk mat brown and made of copper. All colours are based on Poul Henningsen’s colour universe. Like the designer, the fixtures are colourful!

As an extra feature, all shades have a white painted rolled edge, accentuating the familiar profile of the three-shade fixture and creating beautiful optical symmetry.

The shades are pressed at Louis Poulsen’s factory in Vejen, by Louis Poulsen’s own staff – a craft only very few are trained in.

Although the fixture is over 80 years old, it is both modern and classic at the same time, making it ideally suited to a broad range of interior design environments. It is seen as a charming, rustic, functional and unpretentious fixture. But it is much more.

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The PH 3½-3 pendant is a piece of Danish lighting design history. It provides functional, decorative light, and gives any interior a boost simply by being there, whether lit or unlit. It is beautiful alone, or grouped with other fixtures.

Poul Henningsen’s design is timeless. A journalist recently went as far as to call his design immortal! Irrespective – we are confident that the PH 3½-3 pendant will continue to inspire a lot of interior design – even in 10, 20 or 30 years.

Poul Henningsen was called the light artist, to which he responded: “If you create art, you are an artist – good or bad. And illuminating a room is most certainly art!”

Poul Henningsen’s fixtures are being sold around the world today in large numbers – art or no art!

The PH 3½-3 pendant has metal shades, available in green, yellow, red or white, with white rolled edges. The fixture housing is silk mat brown, and made of copper. The shade holder and screws are made of copper plated brass, to ensure adequate strength. It comes with an E27 socket, allowing it to be used with LED, energy saving and halogen bulbs Max. 100W. The recommended retail price is £632 incl VAT.

Energy class: A+ – E 

Available in stores from October 2014.                                                                    

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Poul Henningsen’s 120th Birthday Celebrated in Style

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Poul Henningsen (PH), the social critic, review author, debate enthusiast and – most memorably – light designer, would have turned 120 on 9 September this year. To mark the occasion, his long-term partner Louis Poulsen is launching a limited edition of one of the first models in the famous PH System.

PH had an opinion about almost everything, and his propensity to argue his point often led him to being painted as both PH kobber interior UTH-G_01hero and villain of the piece. Most people agree, however, that with his lighting philosophy and trail-blazing light design, PH made an invaluable contribution to the creation of pleasant, convenient lighting systems. As early as the end of the 1920’s, PH had developed the formula for the distinctive lampshade profile that would become world-famous as System PH, and to which he remained true for the rest of his life. One of the first PH lights in the famous system was the PH 3-3 pendant from 1928. It was a model he created just before both he and Louis Poulsen achieved their popular breakthrough – and while his patent applications for System PH were still being processed by the authorities.

PH 3½ -3 is from 1929 and the special edition of PH 3½ -3 Louis Poulsen now launches, true to PH’s original drawings. For example, the glass sections are mounted in the original cast frame and likewise, the light housing has been reproduced down to the smallest detail, which means, for example, that the adjustment possibility of the height of the light source has been retained.

PH 3.5-3 Copper-2_26The shades on the limited edition are made of copper and glass. The two bottom shades are made of hand-blown, opal glass, while the top shade is made of untreated copper, which will take on a unique patina over time. The distinctive, rolled edge of the copper shade provides rigidity and a more robust appearance – a detail that can only be created by hand, and only by a select few craftsmen.

In fact, the pendant is packed with PH’s functional and well thought-out details, which make it both beautiful and interesting – both when illuminated and when switched off. The unique design is a unique part of design history, which has beautifully succeeded in preserving its aesthetic and functional relevance.

PH 3.5-3 Copper_12PH 3.5-3 Copper 02Louis Poulsen has previously issued limited editions of PH’s lights. All were remarkably well received, and often purchased as investments. However, as Pia Knudsen, Business Area Manager at Louis Poulsen, explains: “Lights are made to be used. We know that the re launch of the PH 3 ½-3 light is a dream come true for many PH collectors. At the same time, we are noticing a strong tendency to combine multiple periods in domestic design, with PH lights magnificently uniting classic and modern in this context.”

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“As we see it, PH’s birthday is a perfect occasion to revisit the point where it all began for one of the most widely recognised light designers the world has ever seen. It has been a fascinating adventure to delve down into the treasure chest and see how a light from the end of the 1920’s can still produce absolutely beautiful light – even using modern LED light sources. Words such as ‘classic’ and ‘timeless’ take on a whole new meaning when you find yourself facing a design from the start of the last century and cannot help but admire the brilliance that went into its design and execution,” concludes Pia Knudsen.

The limited edition PH 3½–3 Copper is only available to order during the period 1 March to 31 May 2014.

PH 3½–3 Copper: Ø 330mm and H: 307mm

Energy class: A+-E.

Recommended Retail Price £995.00

White on White

White is synonymous with coolness and purity. But white is not just white. The colour displays an incredible diversity of nuances. The neutrality of the colour white affords a special opportunity to create new experiences of light and space.

PH Snowball


PH Snowball designed by Poul Henningsen creates an attractive lighting effect in the room through careful distribution of the light upward and downwards.

With its simple and elegant the lamp is like a sculpture which floats above the table.



AJ Royal


The AJ Royal pendant designed by Arne Jacobsen. The minimalist pendant with its refined ribbing system which directs heat away from the light source, while also emitting fine strips of light and discretely marks out the shape of the lamp in the room.




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Aeros White designed by Ross Lovegrove recently launches in white adds a floating lightness and neutrality to the mystical three- dimensional design.


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A Bright Idea in a Small Package











Louis Poulsen is launching a new PH table lamp in September, it is part of 2/1 family, which also includes a chandelier, a pendant and a wall light.

 The PH 2/1 table lamp is the smallest of the PH three-shade range, ideal in rooms where one wants to create small points of light to add atmosphere or highlight the room dimensions.

PH 2/1 table is perfectly detailed and an excellent example of the precision Louis Poulsen invest in their products. The light source used also reflects the miniature size, but without compromising light quality. PH 2/1 table comes with a clear halogen bulb. In addition to its good colour reproduction, it has been further optimised using a matte glass screen to ensure soft comfortable lighting. The new table lamp can help improve lighting comfort in any room. The three opal glass shades have been hand blown and match the high quality three-layer glass shade that characterises Louis Poulsen’s PH products.

With the addition of PH 2/1 table, this beautiful table lamp is now available in three different sizes. The best-known is the extremely versatile PH 3/2 table lamp, with a top shade diameter of 30 cm. The grand PH 4½-3½ is the flagship of the table lamp series and has a top shade diameter of 45 cm.


PH 2/1 table comes with a high-gloss chrome frame and hand-blown three-layer white opal glass shade. The cord is black plastic with an integrated switch. The halogen lamp can be directly connected to 230V mains power. The lamp has a height of 355 mm and a shade diameter of 20 cm.

 The PH 2/1 retails at £465.00

Modern Antique


Mixture of new and old. Interest in and fascination for individual objects, coalescing in an organised, yet contrasting chaos. Lighting creates serenity and harmony, underpinning the overall impression. Louis Poulsen has a wide range of lamps that fits right in.



Small additions impact hugely on mixtures of new and old, creating a personal look.


Enigma 425                     designed by Shoichi Utchiyama      retails at £421.00

Campbell 210                 designed by Louise Campbell          retails at  £421.00

PH 3/2  black/chrome  designed by  Poul Henningsen        retails at  £639.00 

Timeless Lamps


The term timeless is often used, but what does it mean? Something that lasts forever or something that does not belong to a specific era? 

Louis Poulsen lamps appear contemporary in all styles, cultures and architectural settings because they do not look for inspiration in trends but in their perception of lighting and aesthetics.  Nothing less.

ph 4 ½- 3 ½   retails at £1649.00  It has a  hand blown glass shade 

ph 3/2 black chrome  retails at  £639.00

AJ Floor Lamp   retails at £552.00  

Tolbod 155 glass pendant retails at £170.00