<p>With the introduction of Above, a new pendant by Danish designer Mads Odg&aring;rd, Louis Poulsen showcases an overtly simplistic lighting design. The Above pendant features a graphic triangle with an arch-shaped opening at the top, revealing the simple cord, creating a downward light and a discreet upward light, resulting in a subdued and pleasant ambience. The beautiful detail of the open top, to which its name refers, conceals the light source to provide the pendant with an ingenious and functional aspect.</p> <p>&ldquo;I have designed a lamp that embodies my mantra: how simple do you dare to design? I would rather remove than add and I always encourage myself to go as simple as possible, &ldquo;says Mads Odg&aring;rd.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Odg&aring;rd&rsquo;s approach begins with the function of the design &ndash; a drawing of a room, working with simple graphic silhouettes. He manipulates the shape into an aesthetic design. Odg&aring;rd is a minimalist to the core and creates understandable products, where function is valued to the same degree as form and quality.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Following Louis Poulsen&rsquo;s belief that design should shape light, Odg&aring;rd has taken his knowledge of outdoor lighting and natural ambience inside &ndash; and designed a lamp that illuminates a room without dominating. He has considered how the light would interact with and improve its surroundings,&rdquo; says Idea &amp; Design Director Rasmus Markholt from Louis Poulsen.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Above is manufactured in Denmark and crafted in aluminium with a matt, painted finish. The pendant is available in four sizes and two colours, serving both the home and the hospitality sector.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Above pendant will be presented at the Stockholm Furniture &amp; Light Fair 2017 and will be available in stores from February 2017.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Mads Odg&aring;rd</strong></p> <p>Mads Odg&aring;rd is an established Danish designer. More than anything, he believes that excellent design must be logical and functional if it is to endure. Mads Odg&aring;rd is a graduate of the School of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Art Center Europe, Switzerland. Since 1988, the Mads Odg&aring;rd Design Studio has focused on product design with a mission to improve what already exists and most importantly to give the user spontaneous delight. Odg&aring;rd believes that design can be successful only when comfort, technology, ergonomics, ecology, economics and aesthetics are in balance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Louis Poulsen</strong></p> <p>Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer, founded in 1874. Through close cooperation with designers and architects like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Vilhelm Lauritzen, &Oslash;ivind Slaatto, nendo (Oki Sato), Shoichi Uchiyama, Louise Campbell and Mads Odg&aring;rd, Louis Poulsen has established itself as one of the key suppliers of architectural lighting in the world market. The company offers a range of lighting targeting both the professional and home lighting markets. There is a story behind every Louis Poulsen product. These are products whose designers focus on light itself and the idea behind the product as well as on the refinement of an architect&rsquo;s, light designer&rsquo;s or furnishing designer&rsquo;s ideas and visions about light &ndash; all in harmony with Louis Poulsen&rsquo;s own philosophy, design to shape light.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For further information, please contact:</strong></p> <p>HQ: Sarah L&aelig;rke Stevens, sls@louispoulsen.dk, Tel: (+45) 4123 7903</p>