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Louis Poulsen Nyhavn pendant lamp

Materials: Round copper lampshade, painted white inside. Copper rings and parts. Porcelain E27 socket.

Cord: 100 cm / 39.37”

Height: 21 cm / 8.26”

Width: ∅ 31 cm / 12.20”

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: Alfred Homann and Ole Valdemar Kjær in 1989.

Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen & Co A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Other versions: The Louis Poulsen Nyhavn pendant lamp exists in several versions and a few colours: in and outdoor wall lamps and street lamps were made.

The first design of these lamp series was in 1978 as a wall lamp. In 1983 a street pole lamp was made, it had a redesign in 1990. This pendant lamp was a 1989 design. In 1990 the Bollard was designed and in 1992 the Boulevard street lantern. Also in 1992 the Maxi Wall lamp was created.  You can find them all on the website of Alfred Homann. The wall lamp received the Gute Industrie Form award in 1978 and the iF Design Award in 1982.

Alfred Homann

Alfred Homann was born in 1948. he studied architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, where he graduated in 1976. During his years as a student, he worked at renowned architect Vilhelm Wohlert’s office. 

Alfred Homann started his own business in 1978. He was co-founder and partner in Penta Design in 1984. Homann Design Inc. in the USA started in 1987.

For Louis Poulsen he designed all his lamps. The Strata flush mount and Homann wall lamp in 1979. The Homann M2 wall lamp in 1986. The Rappe Louis desk lamp in 1987. The Homann Bollard street lamp in 1990. The Pulsar flush mount series in 1992. The Kipp Post street lamp in 1996 and the Kipp Wall and Bollard in 1999. The AH lamps in 2001 and 2004. The AH Mini in 2014 and the Homann Park street lamps in 2017.

Alfred Homann has received many awards for his designs. More information can be found on his website.

Ole Valdemar Kjær

Ole Valdemar Kjær is an architect and the founder of Kjær Design ApS in Hørve. It is an architecture and design business.

Louis Poulsen

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 JacobsenVerner PantonVilhelm LauritzenShoichi Uchiyama. Many other designers worked for the famous Danish company.