The VL38 series creates soft interior lighting
Louis Poulsen continues to expand its catalogue of collaborative architectural lighting with several launches of new designs in 2016. The latest from the Danish international manufacturer is the Panthella MINIn, a miniature version of the iconic Panthella lamp designed by Verner Panton, featuring painted metal shades available in eight bold colours from Panton’s own colour spectrum, plus black, white and opal acrylic. When Panton originally developed the Panthella lamp in partnership with Louis Poulsen in 1971, he wanted to launch it with a metal shade, but this was not technologically possible at that time. This makes the Panthella MINI a world first, based on Verner Panton’s original drawings:
Also launched this year is the Skyline, designed by Julie Richo. It is a tall, slim fixture in white that creates a peaceful presence in the space, making it ideal for both classic and modern interiors – whether voluminous and decorated or simple and stringent. Its sculptural form works well for repetitive installations in a variety of architectural settings:
VA38 Wall, designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen. The fixture emits downward directed light while the angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The interior of the shade is painted white to create a soft, comfortable light:
LP Grand Suspended (above and below), designed by Christian Flindt, is a circular luminaire that uses reflection and diffusion to create four rings of light, radiating a soft glow.
Patera pendant, designed by Øivind Slaatto, is a glowing sphere made of small, diamond-shaped cells. Each cell is carefully designed to capture light and to shield the light source from the viewing angles above 45 degrees. Below 45 degrees, the fields are open to direct light downwards. A small amount of light is also sent upwards to illuminate the ceiling.
Favourites? I'm a sucker for glowing orbs, so the Patera has me especially intrigued. It becomes something quite different when the length is dropped close the floor.