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.
Axel Wedel Madsen
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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.