LC Shutters, this new pendant light designed by Louise Campbell for Louis Poulsen, is as carefully thought through as the rest of her collection for them. Like Poul Henningsen, whose iconic lights form the backbone of Louis Poulsen’s decorative collection, she never forgets that the lampshade serves two purposes: (1) to protect the eye from glare by ensuring that the lamp cannot be seen, and (2) to distribute the light where it is needed.
Of course, it also has to contribute towards the ambience of the space — as she says, “It is all about finding a delicate balance”.
The light seeps through them. Have a look at this close-up:
“…the job is to create the transition from hard light to gentle light, to distribute the light kindly around the room, without wasting more light than necessary in the process….by letting the light slip through the many cracks and openings and lie soft and gently at the small platforms.”
As shutters do. Kind of.
The lamp itself is shaded by a round frosted diffuser inside the shade, so it won’t be visible even if you look directly up into it, like this:
The shade is made of spun aluminium. We never waste an opportunity to show what goes into making a light — the hard work necessary to create the gentle magic! So…