LC Shutters pendant, Louis Poulsen

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Louis Poulsen has teamed up again with Danish/English designer Louise Campbell to produce a fourth lighting fixture. Like the others, this one also reflects innovative thinking. No one can accuse Louise Campbell of repeating herself.

Her creative side develops in step with the challenges she takes on, and this time she challenged both herself and Louis Poulsen. It is said that simplicity is difficult, and that has certainly been the case here.

Louis Poulsen excels at developing and producing very precise, identical metal shades. These skills hail from the days of Poul Henningsen, and the ongoing production of his lights keeps them sharp as a daily discipline at our factory in Vejen, Denmark.

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Louise Campbell’s idea with the new lighting fixture was to create a fixture with a minimum of processes, based on a single shade. The process has literally been cut down to three basic elements: turning the shade, stamping the pattern, and painting.

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All Louise Campbell’s lighting fixture have multiple layers, and this one is no exception. However, the extra layer is created by the same shade, and this was the crux of the challenge. A completely new tool was necessary. A tool which can stamp with millimetre precision, on a curved surface.

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So now it has arrived. The name is LC Shutters, creating associations with the atmospheric light impressions you encounter when you stroll through a Southern European town in the evening. The shutters are either fully or partially closed, permitting numerous strips of light to escape and create a decorative façade. More private and intimate than the very open windows of Northern Europe.
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Info/pictures: Louis Poulsen

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