Tokyo-born Shoichi Uchiyama founded Shoichi Uchiyama Design Office in 1977, and has since been committed to creating lamps with glare-free, indirect light.
This dedication has led him to design lighting that beautifies objects and allows people to fully experience the texture and depth of their surroundings.
Describing how he created the ideal distribution of light, Uchiyama explains:
“Enigma is designed with matt-finished acrylic – a new, completely glare-free material – to create ideal light distribution, where light is given in a downward direction, and reflections from the shades diffuse in upward and horizontal directions as well. With the thin wires, I also succeeded in making the shades appear as though they are floating in the air.”
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.