LC Shutters Pendant Light by Louise Campbell for Louis Polson
Though she was born in Copenhagen, Louise Campbell‘s mixed British and Danish heritage, and a stellar post-secondary education from the London College of Furniture and Denmark’s Design S How To Get My Ex Girlfriend Back When She Is Dating chool, have bred a combined sincerity in her lighting designs that traverse boundaries for the sake of honest experimentation.
LC Shutters pendant lamp. Designed by Louise Campbell. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen.
Glamour Meets Hearty Pendant in the LC Shutters Lamp by Louise Campbell for Louis Poulsen
One glance at the LC Shutters lamp for Louis Poulsen produces a dozen points to ponder: its reptilian surface, the uncanny thickness of the shade, how it perforates ever so slightly, the geometric feel of its scalloped edge, and the randomly spread use of diffusing color sheets. How Campbell managed to come up with a funky design like this sculptural pendant I have no clue, but thanks to the Louis Poulsen’s digging, a few tricks up Campbell’s sleeve are shared on their website.
Focused on emitting a downward illumination, apparently Campbell created the LC Shutters pendant lamp using two sheets of aluminum powder-coated in solid white alone or white with diffused colored screens in selected slots. Together, the pieces of aluminum form a relief-patterned bell shape creating a 3 mm thick lampshade. Its opulence takes ambiance to new levels (and without glare). By fragmenting the light through its New Mexico-style pattern, the LC Shutters pendant may accent dining, living, and even office spaces or add luxury to a bathroom or entryway.
As Louis Poulsen writes of the story behind the LC Shutters pendant, “The softened light creates a pleasant atmosphere within the shade and ensures a gentle lighting effect on the outside, helping to illuminate and define the product’s shape when lit.”
About the Designer: Louise Campbell set up her own studio in 1996 after graduating from both the London College of Furniture (1992) and with an Industrial Design degree from Denmark’s Design School (1995). Although she enjoys the art of playing and experimentation in pendant lighting (hence her association with Louis Poulsen) her studio has been known to produce other types of lighting as well as furniture. Louise Campbell’s studio abides by the following rules every day that speak to her imaginative take on design: “Always start from scratch. Everything is possible until the opposite has been proven. There must be a good reason for every single decision made.”