The collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas started with the development of a pendant for the Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, a building BIG had designed for the Varde Museums. The Tirpitz Museum opened in 2017, and the edgy, galvanised finish of the pendant encapsulates the at once fine and robust architecture of the museum that melts into the dune landscape of West Jutland.
The artistic and technical lighting collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas continued and has now resulted in the further development of the Tirpitz Pendant which works beautifully in any kind of interior.
In the design of Keglen, the aim was to create a systematic design language that would provide the opportunity for a wide range of lighting typologies. In other words, Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange and the design team from BIG Ideas wanted to create a family of lamps with the same qualities and design details in various sizes, but each with their own unique personality.
“The geometric and metallic shades have a soft, organic glass insert that resembles a drop of water. In the table and floor versions, the glass insert meets the lamp stem and flows organically around it like liquid exhibiting surface tension,” emphasise Jakob Lange and Bjarke Ingels.
The architects strive to give others the tools to enhance their built environments. This is especially true of Keglen. They see the largest pendant working perfectly in different types of restaurant and meeting scenarios whereas the smallest pendant provides a more intimate light – either on its own or in particular formations.