Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen, the PH-Lamp, and the Artichoke Lamp are just some of the designers and products that define the legacy of the Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen. Founded in 1874, by Ludvig R. Poulsen and later his nephew Louis Poulsen, the company began slowly, but quickly took off after Poulsen joined forces with Poul Henningsen with his creation of the PH-Lamps.
Their collaboration saw them win countless design awards worldwide and led to the building of the blackout lamp in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, which allowed the garden to stay open until midnight and thus changed the social and cultural dynamic of the city and park. The principles established at Louis Poulsen in the beginning still continue there to this day, focused on three elements: function, comfort, and ambiance. This guiding philosophy informs the products they develop and the designers they work with.