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Now in gray

Cirque embraces monochromatic cool

Meet Cirque’s softer side. Clara von Zweigbergk’s whimsical Cirque pendant makes a new appearance – shedding its original, bright color stripes for subtle gray gradients that highlight the lamp’s unforgettable form.

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Why not get a little playful?

“You can gaze up into the lamp and imagine that you're beneath a hot-air balloon,” says Cirque’s Swedish designer, Clara von Zweigbergk.

Inspired by a visit to Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens amusement park – where carousels, spaceships, and other spinning objects fill the air – the colorful Cirque pendant has been an adventurous design since its 2016 launch. Now, von Zweigbergk’s dynamic form is exploring new territory in a quintessentially Scandinavian palette of soft gray tones. 

Compared to the original, colorful versions, the new, gray Cirque further accentuates the contours of von Zweigbergk’s distinctive shape. Perfectly applied bands of gradient grays give the impression that the pendant is spinning in midair, just as von Zweigbergk hoped.

Enchanting contours, color, and light

Cirque provides beautiful, soft and atmospheric lighting, its distinctive form and matte white interior ensuring direct, downward light distribution.

Clara Von Zweigbergk also points to a special reflective effect of her design, “When you hang the pendant over a surface, the light reflects back from that surface both into the surroundings and onto the lamp itself, resulting in yet another color combination on the lamp’s contours.”

While its matte, painted finish creates a soft look and feel, the pendant is in fact made of aluminum. Sturdy and easy to maintain, the design is ideal for kitchens (particularly above tables, bars or islands), children’s bedrooms, entryways, and living and dining areas. The pendant can be hung individually or suspended in rows or clusters.

The designer

Clara von Zweigbergk was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and studied graphic design and illustration at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, USA. After five years as a founder and partner in Rivieran, a Stockholm based multidisciplinary design studio, followed by four years as a senior graphic designer at Lissoni Associati in Milan, Italy, she opened her own studio in Stockholm. Here, she works with graphics and design involving paper, color, typography, and form. Her projects include visual identities, photo art direction, and a growing series of products.

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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.

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