Sunday, April 29, 2012


Okay, let me just begin this post by saying I love lighting. Cool lighting really makes a statement and is crucial in making a space, or in my case my store, more appealing and distinctive.  When my husband Ben and I were designing the lighting layout of the store, we knew we had to have fixtures that are eye catching and would compliment the store.  The goal was to design the space so that the lights would stand out and be noticeable while seeming to naturally blend in. Now that we have been open for over a year and a half, my love for the iconic architectural lighting we chose has grown more and more.  I now find myself almost obsessed with lighting and the designers who have created such amazing pieces of art.

So, what did we chose, you ask!?  The answer is Louis Poulsen.

Louis Poulsen is a Danish company that has been producing lighting since the 1920s, when a famous Danish architect named Poul Henningsen collaborated with Louis Poulsen.  Their collaboration was the beginning of many collaborations with different architects and designers for the company.  Today, Louis Poulsen lighting is recognizable and iconic and is probably most known for creating effective lighting while looking cool at the same time.

So, enough are some pics of the lighting we chose!

The Louis Poulsen Collage 450
Designer: Louise Campbell 
I promise I didn't choose the Collage for the designer's name, but when the pendants came in and I saw that they were designed by a lady named Louise, I squealed to myself "ah, it's a sign"!!!

The Collage 450 is laser-cut, glossy acrylic emitting light through all 3 layers all around.  The layers are carefully staggered so as to eliminate glare.  It comes in 5 different colors.  I chose the Lemon Yellow.  While it was very easy to decide this was THE LIGHT, the color was not nearly as easily decided.  BUT I do looooove the yellow!

Louis Poulsen PH5
Designer: Poul Henningsen

We chose the PH5 for the upstairs office.  The PH5 provides completely glare-free light and has 3 shades which directs a majority of the light downward.

Louis Poulsen PH4/3
Designer: Poul Henningsen
We chose the PH4/3 for the dressing rooms.  The concept behind the PH4/3 is the same as the PH5, it evenly distributes glare-free light.  This was very important for dressing room lighting for me.  There is nothing worse than trying clothes on in a dressing room that is too hot, too bright, and has any glare at all. The idea behind this light was created by Henningsen and Poulsen in 1925.   

I have mentioned several times lately that I am noticing just how many things I find myself collecting.  I  think I'd like to add Louis Poulsen lighting to that list!  

Have a great Monday and a great week!  


1 comment:

  1. Hey guys! I'm visiting Memphis this weekend and I can into your store yesterday. I love it! Found so many cute things.
    I mentioned it on my blog as well:
    :) :)