Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, Louis Poulsen have established itself as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, their products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Poul Henningsen started practicing traditional functionalist architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen began in 1925 and lasted until his death.
Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and coloUr reproduction—compared to man’s need for light remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen.
NENDO - OKI SATO
Oki Sato does not look at design like many iconic designers, who have focused on the mantra, ’form follows function’. He also looks at the history behind the product and its design. His expression is minimalist, but contains small signs and details that immediately arouse memories. He employs soft, friendly shapes which make his designs appear comfortable from first sight.