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  • Louis Poulsen Lighting - "human-friendly" lights from Denmark

    The Louis Poulsen Lighting Collection includes amazing pendant and suspended lighting, plus wall, floor and table lights. The Patera Light is a ball-shaped pendant that floats as a majestic focal point in the room, spreading light in all directions. The Louis Poulsen Lighting Collection includes amazing pendant and suspended lighting, plus wall, floor and table lights. The Patera Light is a ball-shaped pendant that floats as a majestic focal point in the room, spreading light in all directions.

     

    The international lighting company, Louis Poulsen, goes right back to 1896 when Louis Poulsen took over his uncle’s company that sold tools and electrical supplies. Louis took advantage of new developments in electrical components and Denmark’s first forays into industrial power generation.

     

    Poul Henningsen's lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. His pioneering work concerning the relationship between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction, compared to man’s need for light, remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting. Poul Henningsen's lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. His pioneering work concerning the relationship between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction, compared to man’s need for light, remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.

     

    In 1924 designer Poul Henningsen began collaborating with Louis Poulsen to take part in an international exhibition for decorative arts to be held in Paris called "Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs & Industriels Modernes". They were accepted and won a gold medal for their designs.

    The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Lighting fixture, designed by Poul Henningsen, provides 100% glare-free light. The 72 precisely positioned leaves form 12 unique rows of six leaves each. They illuminate the fixture, as well as emit diffused light with a unique pattern. Available in four sizes and three finishes. The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Lighting fixture, designed by Poul Henningsen, provides 100% glare-free light. The 72 precisely positioned leaves form 12 unique rows of six leaves each. They illuminate the fixture, as well as emit diffused light with a unique pattern. Available in four sizes and three finishes.

     

    Jump forward to 2015 and today Louis Poulsen is one of the most respected manufacturers of high-end designer lighting. They produce a highly curated line of indoor and outdoor lighting products, including recessed, suspended, pendants, table, floor, accent, post and wall lights.

     

    The Louis Poulsen Collage Pendant Light emits diffused light directed primarily downwards. The patterns on the three laser-cut acrylic shades have been carefully staggered with the aim of eliminating unpleasant glare from the light source. The patterns differ between the shades, resulting in different perceptions of light and shadow depending on the viewing angle. Available in four colors and two sizes. The Louis Poulsen Collage Pendant Light emits diffused light directed primarily downwards. The patterns on the three laser-cut acrylic shades have been carefully staggered with the aim of eliminating unpleasant glare from the light source. The patterns differ between the shades, resulting in different perceptions of light and shadow depending on the viewing angle. Available in four colors and two sizes.

     

    The Louis Poulsen Doo-Wop is a great, fun light that feels at home in many spaces. Available in six colors, including brass, this light brightens any space. The Louis Poulsen Doo-Wop is a great, fun light that feels at home in many spaces. Available in six colors, including brass, this light brightens any space.

     

    The Louis Poulsen AJ Table Light fixture, designed by architect Arne Jacobsen, emits downward directed task light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light. Available in eight colors. Also available in floor and wall sconce models. The Louis Poulsen AJ Table Light fixture, designed by architect Arne Jacobsen, emits downward directed task light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light. Available in eight colors. Also available in floor and wall sconce models.

     

    The Louis Poulsen AJ Lighting fixture is available in three finish options: black, natural aluminum and white. The Louis Poulsen AJ Lighting fixture is available in three finish options: black, natural aluminum and white.

     

    The essence of Louis Poulsen's world-renown lighting products owe so much to the philosophy of Poul Henningsen's work to create "human-friendly lighting" – comfortable lighting which makes people beautiful and creates an excellent atmosphere.

     

    Louis Poulsen's lighting philosophy consists of three elements: function, comfort and ambience, using the abbreviation FCA (function, comfort and ambience). Louis Poulsen's lighting philosophy consists of three elements: function, comfort and ambience, using the abbreviation FCA (function, comfort and ambience).

     

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    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic products. Look for the logo and ask questions of the seller. Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

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  • New: Anglepoise Lamps, an iconic British brand

    Venture into the Anglepoise Collection of lamps and be spoiled for choice. And with so many style and color permutations on offer, these versatile lamps become a chameleon, blending or contrasting to express a myriad of personal interior styles, from pared-back minimalism to unbridled eclecticism and everything in-between.

     

    It's all about the springs. In 1931 British automotive engineer George Carwardine developed a concept for balancing weights using springs, cranks and levers. It's all about the springs. In 1931 British automotive engineer George Carwardine developed a concept for balancing weights using springs, cranks and levers.

     

    Using special springs with a ‘constant tension’ quality Carwardine chanced upon the means to create an articulated task lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect balance. A patent was filed and in 1933 the first four-spring Anglepoise lamp was launched. Using special springs with a ‘constant tension’ quality Carwardine chanced upon the means to create an articulated task lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect balance. A patent was filed and in 1933 the first four-spring Anglepoise lamp was launched.

     

    The Original 1227 pioneered Anglepoise’s constant spring technology, delivering ultimate flexibility and perfect balance. Today this timeless, classic design enjoys iconic design status.

     

    Available in many different colour options, including chrome, depending on the Anglepoise 1227 edition you choose. Also available as a desk lamp, wall mounted lamp, wall lamp, pendant lamp. Available in many different colour options, including chrome, depending on the Anglepoise 1227 edition you choose. Also available as a desk lamp, wall mounted lamp, wall lamp, pendant lamp.

     

    The impressive triple-scale version of the iconic Original 1227 comes in both floor and pendant versions and a stunning range of colors. Use it to inject playful, individual style into any interior space. The impressive triple-scale version of the iconic Original 1227 comes in both floor and pendant versions and a stunning range of colors. Use it to inject playful, individual style into any interior space.

     

    Anglepoise was approached by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to produce a giant version of the Anglepoise Original 1227 Lamp that sat on the desk in Dahl’s writing hut. Three prototypes were produced; one for the Centre, a second was sold to film director, Tim Burton and a third was exhibited at the 100% Design Exhibition in London. The lamp generated so much interest that it was put into volume production.

     

    The great big friendly giant. Reaching a total height of 106 inches, this big beauty is available in 12 color options. The great big friendly giant. Reaching a total height of 106 inches, this big beauty is available in 12 color options.

     

    With full flowing movement, almost 360° shade rotation, and an exciting range of colors, Type 1228 is one of the most versatile designs in the Anglepoise portfolio. Simply rotate the colorful shade to focus light where it’s needed, or tilt it away to disperse a warm ambient glow.

     

    Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 1228 lamps are available in 10 color options and 6 versatile editions, including desk, wall, floor and and clamp based. Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 1228 lamps are available in 10 color options and 6 versatile editions, including desk, wall, floor and and clamp based.

     

    Classic looks, flowing movement and full adjustability make Type 75 a firm favorite with architects, designers and just about everyone. Whatever your lighting requirement, there’s a Type 75 designed to suit.

     

    Type 75 is available in 3 versions of the desk lamp, a wall sconce, a floor lamp and a pendant light. There are 6 mini versions also available. Colors range depending on the specific edition. Type 75 is available in 3 versions of the desk lamp, a wall sconce, a floor lamp and a pendant light. There are 6 mini versions also available. Colors range depending on the specific edition.

     

    All the Anglepoise Lamp types offer wall sconce editions. The base has a built-in switch for ease of use and the flexible shade can be rotated to direct just the right amount of light where needed. Lots of color options depending on the edition. All the Anglepoise Lamp types offer wall sconce editions. The base has a built-in switch for ease of use and the flexible shade can be rotated to direct just the right amount of light where needed. Lots of color options depending on the edition.

     

    The anthropomorphic quality of the Anglepoise lamp design has inspired musicians, artists, designers and writers over the years. In 1979, the punk pop band, The Soft Boys, released the song, “(I want to be an) Anglepoise lamp”. Six years later in 1985, innovative sculptor, David Mach created, “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle” from 360 black Anglepoise lamps.

     

    Capturing the Zeitgeist! David Mach's “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle,” 1985. Capturing the Zeitgeist! David Mach's “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle,” 1985.

     

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    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic products. Look for the logo and ask questions of the seller. Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

    For Canadian customers interested in modern furniture, lighting and accessories, please go to our Canadian site, GRShop.com

  • Tom Dixon Spring 2016 Semi Annual Sale - 15% off - Feb 29 - March 15

    Take advantage of the Tom Dixon Spring 2016 Semi Annual Sale, 15% off, February 29 - March 15th.

     

    Tom Dixon, a largely self-taught British design talent, combines traditional materials and contemporary production processes to produce his extensive line of home furnishings. Tom Dixon, a largely self-taught British design talent, combines traditional materials and contemporary production processes to produce his extensive line of home furnishings.

     

    Known for his eclectic lighting, furniture and much-loved accessories, Tom Dixon explores materials like no other designer.

    The Melt Collection of pendant lighting explores Tom Dixon's experiments in the technologically advanced field of vacuum metallisation.

     

    The light bouncing and reflecting around the uneven surfaces creates a dramatic melting hot blown glass effect. Melt is translucent when on and mirror-finish when off. Available in chrome, copper and gold and in two sizes. The light bouncing and reflecting around the uneven surfaces creates a dramatic melting hot blown glass effect. Melt is translucent when on and mirror-finish when off. Available in chrome, copper and gold and in two sizes.

     

    The Etch Collection of lighting borrows its inspiration from nature, in this case a Chinese lantern seed head.

     

    The detailed pattern of the Etch Collection creates a mass of intricate shadows when lit. Etch can be used with any standard fitting. Also available as a tea light holder. Photograph: Alamy/Tom Dixon The detailed pattern of the Etch Collection creates a mass of intricate shadows when lit. Etch can be used with any standard fitting. Also available as a tea light holder. Photograph: Alamy/Tom Dixon

     

    Whether used as a dining chair or side chair, the Scoop Chair Collection is all about comfort. It is generously proportioned and its scooped shape is designed to hold the sitter in a comforting embrace. The soft form of Scoop is achieved by applying upholstery to an injection‑molded hard foam shell. The copper‑plated steel legs create an unusually decorative pedestal for the sculptural form.

     

    Scoop is available in high back and low back versions and also with oak or copper legs. Scoop is available in high back and low back versions and also with oak or copper legs.

     

    The Pylon Collection of furniture, inspired by bridges, towers and space frames, combines a hand welded copper‑plated steel rod base and a smoked glass top. These pieces are semi‑transparent and lightweight yet also form a structurally strong functional sculpture.

     

    The Pylon Collection consists of a dining table, a coffee table, a side table and a coat stand. The Pylon Collection consists of a dining table, a coffee table, a side table and a coat stand.

     

    The Tom Dixon Pylon Table combines with the Scoop Chair (low) and the Void Pendant Light, which is available in stainless steel, copper and brass. The Tom Dixon Pylon Table combines with the Scoop Chair (low) and the Void Pendant Light, which is available in stainless steel, copper and brass.

     

    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic pieces - look for the Tom Dixon logo.

     

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