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Louis Poulsen Cylinder Pendant Lamp
Materials: Black anthracite painted metal tube lampshade. Painted white inside. Some metal parts. Porcelain E27 socket.
Cord: 130 cm / 51.18”
Height: 22 cm / 8.66”
Width: ∅ 14,3 cm / 5.62”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Eila & John Meiling in 1967.
Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen & Co A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Other versions: This Louis Poulsen cylinder pendant lamp exists in several colours. Model 16513 is for light bulbs up to 100 watt. the wall lamp is model 71474. These lamp series appear for the first time in the 1967 catalogue.
Eila & John Meiling
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Louis Poulsen & CO A/S is a Danish lighting manufacturer that was founded in 1874 by Ludvig R. Poulsen as a wine importing business. 4 years later the firm closed down. However, in 1892 Ludvig Poulsen opened his second business, this time selling tools and electrical supplies.
Two years later in 1896 his nephew Louis Poulsen started to work for the company. After the dead of Ludvig in 1906, Louis takes over the business.
In 1911 Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen becomes a partner in the firm and the name changes in Louis Poulsen & Co A/S. Six years later Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen becomes the sole owner of the company.
The best known designers that worked for Louis Poulsen are Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Shoichi Uchiyama. Many other designers worked for the famous Danish company.