Yuh – a lamp is born
Living up to the company’s proud heritage could have been a source of anxiety, but Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi actually feel that Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen helped them in arriving at the final result.
“We are very inspired by the AJ lamp (designed by Arne Jacobsen, Ed.). There is something very striking about its geometry. It is angled, but the shade is designed in such a way that one part of it is always aligned with the floor in one way or another. It is extremely sculptural, but also very geometric.” – Stine Gam says.
Yuh – created for you
One of the essential features of the lamp is that it is personal. The lamp is flexible and takes up very little space. It rotates, rises and drops, illuminating and creating ambience in the required area. A lamp created just around you.
The lamp provides direct glare-free downward light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimise light distribution. The slim opening at the top of the shade provides soft, ambient upward illumination.
Celebrating Louis Poulsen’s philosophy of designing to shape light and inspired by the classic virtues of Danish design, Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, who make up GamFratesi, the most stirring design duo of our time, have designed a lamp dubbed Yuh. GamFratesi was founded in 2006 by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. They met at the Department of Architecture at the University of Ferrara in Northern Italy in 2004 and have since studied together at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. GamFratesi have a studio in Copenhagen.
“Our desire to incorporate a diffuser in the lamp stems from our respect for Poul Henningsen’s studies. And from our appreciation of indirect light. We like the fact that you do not see the light bulb, and are not dazzled. Italian lamp design is often quite the opposite: expressive lamps with bare bulbs. With a diffuser, the light source is concealed, which we think makes the illumination rather magical.” – Stine Gam.
Design to Shape Light
Louis Poulsen has always sought, not only to design lamps, but also to shape light and create an atmosphere that makes people feel good, both in- and outdoors. The shape of light creates space and our products should live harmoniously within the space they define - indirect, soft and inviting.