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Louis Poulsen Lanterns

Danish

Louis Poulsen is world-renowned as an innovator in modern Danish lighting, but this wasn’t the goal from the start. Founded in 1874 by Ludvig R. Poulsen as a wine importer, the business went through several incarnations before its first pendant lights came to fruition. Through its designs, the company helped establish the foundations of good lighting — function, comfort and ambience — that are now standard in modern furniture design.

In 1924, Danish architect Poul Henningsen partnered with Louis Poulsen & Co., then an electrical supply company, to create what’s now known as the Paris lamp. This design, which incorporated three layers of curved metal disks, created ambience with its indirect light instead of glare. Shown at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris — the exhibition that brought Art Deco design to worldwide attention — the Paris lamp was awarded a gold medal. This led to Poulsen and Henningsen working together on several lighting pieces, including the popular PH pendant light with its concentric shades for the Forum Building in Copenhagen. These high-profile projects helped make Louis Poulsen a go-to purveyor of innovative lighting design.

One of the company’s most well-known lamps is Henningsen’s PH Artichoke lamp (1958), with its 72 copper leaves artfully placed to conceal the light bulb, prevent glare and promote a warm, alluring glow in any room. Another is the steel and die-cast zinc AJ lamp (1960), which Arne Jacobsen designed with an adjustable angled shade for his commission for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The company has also worked with notables such as Verner Panton and Alfred Homann as well as, more recently, Louise Campbell and Oki Sato.

In 2010, the company was awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Honors in Collaborative Achievement Award; it was the first lighting manufacturer to receive this honor. In 2018, the company was acquired by an investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VI L.P. Still headquartered in Denmark, the brand continues to produce its high-end lighting for both indoor and outdoor use, manufacturing both classic icons as well as new designs. “We design to shape light,” states Louis Poulsen. In doing so, they have also shaped culture.

Find a range of new and vintage Louis Poulsen floor lamps, table lamps and other lighting and furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Louis Poulsen
Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp in Black by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, outdoor wall lamp in black by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 283 x 239 x 336, 2.4 kg Material: Shades and arm in black lacquered stainless s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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Metal

Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp in Cooper by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, outdoor wall lamp in cooper by Poul Henningsen Size: Width x height x length (mm) 450 x 290 x 505, 6.8 kg Shades: Spun copper. Wall box and arm: Copperplated, brass...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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Metal

Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Lamp in Black by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, outdoor lamp in black by Poul Henningsen. Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 283 x 909 x 283, 3.6 kg Material: Black-lacquered stainless steel. Ground anchor: I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Pendant Lamp Doo-Wop Chrome by Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian pendant lamp Doo-Wop chrome by Louis Poulsen. Original edition. Originally introduced in the 1950s. Was designed in close cooperation between the Navy...
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1960s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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Aluminum

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Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp by Arne Jacobsen
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Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp by Cristian Flindt
By Louis Poulsen, Christian Flindt
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Louis Poulsen, Floor Light by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, floor light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 330 x 1300 x 330, 6.8 kg Material: Shades in mouth-blown white opal glass with the stem and ba...
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Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp by Jens Møller-jensen
By Jens Møller-Jensen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
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Metal

Louis Poulsen, Outdoor Wall Lamp by Alfred Homann & Ole V. Kjær
By Louis Poulsen, Ole V. Kjaer, Alfred Homann
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, outdoor wall lamp by Alfred Homann & Ole V. Kjær Size: 310 x 225 x 445, 4.1 kg Two colors: Cooper color - 1860 euro White color - 1560 euro The conical shade ensures ...
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Louis Poulsen, Large Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, large Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Width x Height x Length (mm) 720 x 650 x 720, 17.3 kg Material: Leaves: Brass, stainless steel polished, cooper, whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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Metal

Louis Poulsen, Metal Floor Light by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, metal floor light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 550 x 1315 x 550, 7.4 kg Material: Shades: white opal acrylic and polycarbonate, stem in...
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Louis Poulsen, Glass Floor Light by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, glass floor light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width 450 x height 1250 x length 450(mm), 15.5 kg Material: Shades in mouth-blown white opal glass with top plate an...
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Louis Poulsen, Medium Artichoke Chandelier by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, Medium Artichoke chandelier by Poul Henningsen. Width x Height x Length (mm) 600 x 580 x 600, 13.9 kg Material: Leaves: Brass, stainless steel polished, cooper, whi...
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Louis Poulsen, Medium Table Light by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, medium table light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width 290 x height 472 x length 290 (mm), 3.0 kg   Material: Shades in mouth-blown white opal glass with the body an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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Metal

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1990s Four White Wall Lights/Sconces by Joachim Lepper for Louis Poulsen
By Joachim Lepper, Louis Poulsen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful set of four metal white "Saturn" wall lights/sconces designed by Joachim Lepper for Louis Poulsen, 1990s. These four wall lights/sconces are all in very good condition and...
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1990s Danish Modern Louis Poulsen Lanterns

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1990s Four White Wall Lights or Sconces by Joachim Lepper for Louis Poulsen
By Joachim Lepper, Louis Poulsen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful set of four metal white "Saturn" wall lights or sconces designed by Joachim Lepper for Louis Poulsen, 1990s. These four wall lights or sconces are all in very good conditi...
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Three Vega Brass Pendant Lights by Vilhelm Lauritzen for Louis Poulsen, 1960s
By Vilhelm Lauritzen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Hausmannstätten, AT
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Monumental Poul Henningsen Charlottenburg Pendant Lamp
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Hyattsville, MD
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Louis Poulsen lanterns for sale on 1stDibs

Louis Poulsen lanterns are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Louis Poulsen lanterns there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 2 vintage editions of these items, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original lanterns by Louis Poulsen were created in Scandinavia during the 21st century and contemporary in modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider lanterns by Orrefors and Poul Henningsen. Prices for Louis Poulsen lanterns can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$827 and tops out at US$3,200, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,382.
Questions About Louis Poulsen Lanterns
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sleek and elegant Louis Poulsen lights are a Danish company, founded in 1874. Originally, the company was a tool and electrical supplies company and when the founder died, a nephew, Louis, took over and moved the company to Nyhavn. In 2019, another move happened and the headquarters moved to Holmen, Copenhagen, which is where it is today. The company again turned directions and focused on lighting, winning raves and a serious following.

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