Vintageinfo – All About Vintage Lighting

Vintageinfo Google Search

The content of this website is subject to copyright. It is forbidden to copy the text for any purpose, including commercial uses such as the sale of lamps through e-commerce websites. Please respect the work of the owner. Thank you in advance.

All Rights Reserved. Please link to the items, do not copy!


Louis Poulsen Workshop Pendant Lamp

Materials: Red enamelled industrial metal lampshade. White inside. Porcelain E27 socket.

Cord: 100 cm / 39.37”

Height: 24 cm / 9.44”

Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Axel Wedel Madsen in 1951.

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

Other versions: The Louis Poulsen Workshop pendant lamp exists in many colours and several sizes.

Louis Poulsen no longer produces this lamp. Today they are sold by Made by Hand, from Copenhagen, Denmark in 5 sizes and 12 colours.

In 1000 Lights Volume 1 page 357 it is said that this lamp is from the 1930s and was designed by the inhouse design team of Louis Poulsen for the broadcast center of Radio Denmark. That’s a mistake…

Axel Wedel Madsen

Unfortunately no information can be found about the designer. Do you have an idea about the designer? Please let us know through the contact form and help improve the websites exactitude.

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.