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Louis Poulsen is launching an elegantly simple new pendant, designed to shape the light.

One pendant
– four sizes

Above has a triangular profile with a curved opening at the top, through which the black cord passes. It provides downward light and discreet upward lighting, resulting in a subdued and pleasant atmosphere. The appealing open top, to which the name refers, conceals the light source and gives the pendant a smart, functional appearance.

Design to Shape Light

In line with Louis Poulsen's philosophy that the design must shape the light, Mads Odgård – the Danish designer behind Above – has drawn on his knowledge of outdoor lighting and natural ambience to create an indoor light that illuminates the space without dominating. He has studied how light interacts with the surroundings and makes them more beautiful.

Read more about Above, Mads Odgård's ideas behind the design, and production of the pendant at our factory.

The designer Mads Odgård

Mads Odgård is a recognised Danish designer who believes above all that good, timeless design has to be logical and functional. He is a dedicated minimalist, and creates simple products for which function is just as important as form and quality.

More about Mads Odgård
Mads Odgård comments on Above: I have designed a lamp that is the essence of my motto: 'how simple do I dare to make it?' I prefer to subtract than to add, and I always challenge myself to make the design as simple as possible.


Product details
  • Design

    Mads Odgård

  • Concept

    The pendant emits soft, comfortable downward light. The conical shape and matt, white-painted interior helps assure even distribution of the light. The opening in the top provides decorative illumination of the arc above, and ensures that the pendant retains the full expression of its visual shape, both when illuminated and when switched off.

  • Surface

    White matt or black matt, wet painted.

  • Material

    Shade: Spun aluminium.

  • Dimensions

    Ø175, 250, 400, 550.

More about Above
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It is my hope that Above will be received as a simple, low-key lamp, that also radiates poetry. But if you don’t notice the lamp itself, and simply note that the illumination is pleasant and sufficient, that’s fine by me as well. Functionality is everything! Mads Odgård
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