Above Simplicity – Louis Poulsen
Introduces New Pendant
by Mads Odgård
With the introduction of Above, a new pendant by Danish designer
Mads Odgård, Louis Poulsen showcases an overtly simplistic
lighting design. The Above pendant features a graphic triangle with
an arch-shaped opening at the top, revealing the simple cord, creating
a downward light and a discreet upward light, resulting in a subdued
and pleasant ambience. The beautiful detail of the open top,
to which its name refers, conceals the light source to provide the
pendant with an ingenious and functional aspect.
“I have designed a lamp that embodies my mantra: how simple do
you dare to design? I would rather remove than add and I always
encourage myself to go as simple as possible,“ says Mads Odgård.
Odgård’s approach begins with the function of the design – a drawing
of a room, working with simple graphic silhouettes. He manipulates
the shape into an aesthetic design. Odgård is a minimalist
to the core and creates understandable products, where function is
valued to the same degree as form and quality.
“Following Louis Poulsen’s belief that design should shape light, Odgård
has taken his knowledge of outdoor lighting and natural ambience
inside – and designed a lamp that illuminates a room without
dominating. He has considered how the light would interact with
and improve its surroundings,” says Idea & Design Director Rasmus
Markholt from Louis Poulsen.
Above is manufactured in Denmark and crafted in aluminium with a
matt, painted finish. The pendant is available in four sizes and two
colours, serving both the home and the hospitality sector.