In March, the brand specialised in lighting solutions,Louis Poulsen participated in the Copenhagen Light Festival as the main sponsor.
The Copenhagen Light Festival is an event organised by the city government of Copenhagen, the famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park and the Danish Lighting Centre, a non-profit association for lighting professionals.
The goal is to offer the city of Copenhagen better lighting and a livelier presentation to allow its visitors the opportunity to enjoy one of Scandinavia's darkest cities, due to its very cold climate.
The festival, created to show how light can transform settings and situations, expresses its aim perfectly also through the very nature of this city. An enchanting scenario has been created out of the interaction between architecture, space and light.
Louis Poulsen, renowned worldwide for its innovative work in the lighting design sector, contributed actively to the event by renovating the façade of its local headquarters, and turning it into a luminous and surprising work of art.
Thanks to designer and lighting technician Jakob Kvist, known for working with coloured light and also for projects that illumine and transform existing buildings into large-scale site-specific installations, this particular installation was made with a series of horizontal LED and fluorescent tubes mounted inside on the windows.
Instead of lighting up the outside of the building, Kvist installed the lighting elements to make the light shine from the inside out, which reflects the experience of Louis Poulsen in interior lighting that adds value to both interiors and exteriors.
It was clearly a tribute to Poul Henningsen, another designer known for being good at "shaping" light to create iconic projects. Not only has Henningsen's work defined the way that Louis Poulsen works with light, it has also significantly influenced the way people living in Scandinavia observe and incorporate light into their spaces and lives.
The festival involved all of the important places in the Copenhagen, such as its harbour, roads, buildings and historical sites, and certainly succeeded in creating a magical atmosphere through the lighting installations present all over the city.