New addition to Japanese-inspired fixture series
Louis Poulsen Lighting now expands the Enigma series with the Enigma 545 pendant. The series was developed in cooperation with Japanese designer Shoichi Uchiyama.
The two first Enigma pendants won extremely high acclaim in the market. All over the world, a multitude of people has in their interior design opted for the original fixtures, which create an illusion of illuminated wings floating the in the air. The pendants found their inspiration in Japanese lighting culture and share the lighting philosophy of glare-free, comfortable light with all other fixtures from Louis Poulsen Lighting.
From the first stages at the drawing table, the designer worked with different sizes. Enigma 425 is a flexible fixture suited for private homes, whereas Enigma 825 was designed for large rooms. The new Enigma 545 combines the best qualities of the first, two pendants. The new five-shade pendant displays a well-balanced, beautiful shape, ideal for both large and small rooms - in private homes, conference rooms, restaurants, stores and banquet halls.
Despite its completely pure design, Enigma 545 has an extremely sophisticated and superb light distribution. As the other pendants of the series, Enigma 545 emits both indirect light - light reflected by the shades - and agreeable, direct light, as the shades diffuse soft light, dispersing it into the entire room. Held together by an ultra-thin steelwire, the shades are acrylic with matt surfaces - a unique finish for acrylic which achieves the optimum, soft diffuse light. Its shade lower sides are polished, and the conical fixture heading made of brushed aluminium. Enigma 545 is fitted with 1x50W QR10. The reflector light source comes with the fixture.
Enigma 545 is easy to clean. It only takes one easy movement to remove or remount shades. The pendant comes in a small box which ensures safe transport and storage.
In 1977, Shoichi Uchiyama started as independent lighting designer in Tokyo. Since then, he has experimented with development of lighting fixtures with indirect light distribution.
Classic PH fixtures in new finish
Louis Poulsen Lighting now launches two of its most popular fixtures of the classic range - PH 3/2 table and pendant - in new, black chrome-plated versions.
Designed late in the 1920s, PH 3/2 table and pendant represent a highly decorative fixture series, which has, since its relaunch almost 10 years ago, enjoyed great demand. On the occasion of Poul Henningsen's 100 anniversary, Louis Poulsen Lighting launched the PH 3/2 series in a burnished version, but it has since then only been available as our standard fixture - high-lustre chrome-plated. The fixtures are now available in new, black chrome-plated finish, which allows them to be used in even more settings.
The new black chrome-plated version displays a supreme graphical and distinct idiom, which will underpin the interior design of any environment. The fixtures may be used individually or supplement each other in settings calling for illumination with a warm glow. PH 3/2 in black chrome-plating is ideal for private homes, hotels and restaurants, in offices, receptions, conference and meeting rooms.
In manufacturing the PH 3/2 in black chrome-plating, Louis Poulsen Lighting always observes outstanding craftsmanship. The three shades are made from mouth-blown opal glass, polished on the outside and matt on the inside. The table fixture is 472mm high, the pendant 242mm. The largest shade of both versions measures Ø 286mm.
Having been carefully updated to state-of-the-art technical standards, PH 3/2 in black chrome-plating differs very little from the original fixtures from the 1920s. The pendant is fitted with 1x75W A60 frosted E27 incandescent lamp. The table lamp is fitted with 1x40W D45 frosted E14. If you need information on use of energy-saving light sources for the product, please visit
Poul Henningsen conceived the legendary, internationally renowned PH fixture in 1926. The outcome of 10-years' scientific light and lamp studies, the fixture rapidly became synonymous with excellent, modern lighting. Poul Henningsen did not see his fixtures as design objects. He worked with a shade system that allows very precise control of light, and the PH fixtures should primarily be seen as embodiments of his endeavours to develop glare-free, efficient and harmonious lighting with soft shading effects.
Today, almost 80 years after the first PH fixture was introduced, its lighting technology and design are still unchallenged.
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