Half of the time, outdoor spaces belong to the night. In the dark, light plays a major role as it can be used to create different narratives, while improving surroundings to make them more adapted to human life. For more than 50 years, architect and urban design consultant Jan Gehl has been working with the points of influences where architecture directly and indirectly affects human lives, and how people use architecture and cities.
Meet Jan Gehl, who shares his reflections on using light to focus on important events and creating a sense of comfortability, architect and product designer Peter Bysted, who is behind the new Bysted Garden, and other inspiring experts.
When looking into the incredible world of lighting, it becomes apparent why so many architects and designers refer to lighting as the fourth dimension of architecture. Light has the ability to transform our surroundings and allows us to shape the feeling, and identity that we want a hotel, restaurant or meeting facilities to embody. To make guests and visitors feel at home and at ease, it is well worth exploring the Scandinavian way of using light to create ‘hygge’ and how even the smallest changes with light can have a major impact on well-being.
Learn more about some of the best practices of designing with light in a selection of Copenhagen’s unique hospitality concepts with the Spacon & X architect, Nikoline Dyryp, and other inspiring experts.
In 2020, the SAGA Space Architects began an expedition for three months in the northern part of Greenland. This part of the world is rough and extreme – similar to the conditions on the moon. The team was on a quest to find out what it requires in order to live comfortably on the moon for several months. Light was one of parameters measured, and for the expedition Louis Poulsen designed a light panel to mimic the light from the sun and the sky to study how light affects the mind and body of humans under extreme conditions.
Meet the SAGA Space Architects team, Professor Dr. Marc Fontoynont and other inspiring experts.
Learn more about Christian's background and furniture design, the first collaboration with Louis Poulsen, and of course the Flindt Family of fixtures.
When we think of Danish design, highly saturated colours, indulgent fabrics, plastic and mind-bending shapes are not usually what spring to mind. Nevertheless, this is what Verner Panton is known for and what makes his designs popular, relevant and acknowledged today. The Panthella lamp was designed in 1971 and has become a true icon. It is a perfect example of Panton’s brilliant sense of atmospheric illumination and his ability to transform a room with his innovative designs.
Learn more about Verner Panton in this episode with stylist and colour specialist Nadia Schnack and other inspiring experts.
Outside where there are no walls to define the space for lighting, the light has to be used to define the space instead. Light can be used to create imaginative walls, paths and landscapes and to construct an entirely new world visible only when the sun has set. Similar to the way in which stage designers work with light in a set design to enhance certain moods and feelings, we can use light to generate a sense of security, to affect behaviour and to create beauty in the real world.
Meet Christian Flindt, who talks about the design of his new post top, landscape architect Rasmus Astrup and other inspiring experts.
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Danish Designer, Øivind Slaatto, creator of the Patera lamp, and Design Consultant, John Edelman, explore design processes and lighting philosophies.
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Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas present a comprehensive new lamp series, Keglen, especially characterised by its distinctive design as well as classic superior lighting quality.
The webinar will be hosted by Kasper Hammer, director of Product and Design, Architectural & Outdoor, and Jakob Lange, Partner at BIG.
Louis Poulsen have settled into our new headquarters in Kuglegården on Holmen in Copenhagen where light – not surprisingly – is the focus point of the interior design. Considering the huge impact light has on our well-being and performance it is relevant also to prioritise office, healthcare and educational lighting. Maybe even view dynamic lighting as an asset that can help companies with creating a both more healthy and effective working environment. And in addition light with various intensity is more energy efficient.
Here Kasper Hammer, Director, Product & Design - Architectural & Outdoor, will talk about Kelvin Adjustable and how it has been implemented in the new Louis Poulsen Headquarter.
This year, we are celebrating 60 years of AJ and AJ Royal lamps at the world first design hotel, SAS Royal, Copenhagen. Arne Jacobsen designed the lamps for the SAS Royal Hotel in 1957. Today, the AJ series is regarded as one of the designs, that the Danish architect is best known for all over the world.
The webinar is hosted by Monique Faber, Director of Product & Design, Decorative.
The LED upgrade seeks to ensure a prolonged life, keeping a great design in place with an a modern energy saving technique and durability. From design to data and applications, the webinar runs through thoughts and concept of the LED upgrade kit. The webinar is hosted by Kasper Hammer, our director of Product and Design, Architectural & Outdoor.