Keglen was created by BIG Ideas in collaboration with Louis Poulsen in 2017. The aim was to create a simple but unique lamp focusing on the geometry and essence of the light.
The collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas started with the development of a pendant for the Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, Denmark. BIG had designed the building, and the pendant's edgy, galvanized finish encapsulates the museum's fine yet robust architecture, which melts into the dune landscape of West Jutland.
This artistic and technical lighting collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas continued, and it has now resulted in the further development of the Keglen family, whose simple geometry works beautifully in any kind of interior.
The design of Keglen aimed 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 a unique personality.
Jakob Lange and Bjarke Ingels explain that 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.
Keglen Wall builds on the same family as the Ø175 Keglen Pendant. The design is based on the same shade, which is angled in position, where it has a parallel line between the side of the cone and the wall. The angle not only has a very simplistic architectural feel to it but it also allows the light to be pushed further out from the wall. The curved diffuser permits a glimpse of the inside of the shade while reducing any potential glare.
Keglen Wall can be mounted to direct the light downward or upward. The lampshade is adjustable and can rotate 45 degrees to either side to direct the light where it is most needed. The switch and dimmer are positioned on the base. The cord comes out of the side of the base. Alternatively, the fixture can be mounted directly on an outlet.