Light classics with a swing - Doo Wop by Louis Poulsen
This is how beautiful design can be that was commissioned by the state! The "Doo-Wop" was originally developed in collaboration with the building administration of the Danish Navy. Doo-Wop by Louis Poulsen This lamp was reissued in 2012 by Louis Poulsen There better be nobody out there arguing that design produced on behalf of the State is uninspired and boring! The Danish light classic "Doo-Wop" by Poul Henningsen proves the opposite. The lamp was designed in the 1950s in close cooperation between Poul Henningsen and the facility management of the Danish Navy and currently turns out to be a real best-seller. The lamp was used in canteens and offices of the Danish Navy due to its excellent light properties and potential uses. Its glare-free light and its unobtrusive look made it appropriate for use in public buildings. Until 1979 the Danish manufacturer Louis Poulsen kept the lamp in stock. Only in the 1980s it disappeared temporarily from catalogues, before the lamp had a comeback in six versions in the fall of 2012. In new colors
Design lovers can take credit for the launch of the re-edition of the "Doo-Wop". After all, their purchase behavior was the reason for producing the lamp again. After more and more of the older versions were traded in antique shops and at auctions, Louis Poulsen responded to the increased demand and resumed production. The current version remains faithful in design to the older version. Only the colors have undergone a little refresher. The screens are still created by hand and finished with a slight curvature. The high-gloss brass version represents a real challenge to craftsmanship. It is created from massive brass and then high gloss polished. Therefore, the brass version, at approximately 500 Euro, is somewhat more expensive than the colorful versions in white, red, green, black or light blue, which cost approximately 335 Euro. A political art of life Even though the creator of the "Doo-Wop", Poul Henningsen, quit his architecture studies, he achieved worldwide fame as a designer. Born as the illegitimate child of author Agnes Henningsen and satirist Carl Ewald, he grew up in a wide open, cultured home. He worked as a freelance architect and journalist, and edited the left magazine "Kritisik Libbi" from 1926 to 1928. When Denmark was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War, Hamilton fled to Sweden. In his cabaret and political writings disguised as poetry he opposed fascism. He held the conviction that art and politics are interconnected, and participated in the social discourse in the 1960s. Poul Henningsen 1894 born in Ordrup, Denmark as the son of author Agnes Henningsen and satirist Carl Ewald. 1911-1917 study of architecture, first at the technical school of Frederiksberg, later at the technical college in Koppenhagen. As of 1920 he worked as a freelance architect and journalist for various newspapers and magazines, he also dabbled as a painter and inventor. He edited the left-wing magazine "Kritisk Libbi", published in 1926-1928; took an anti-fascist attitude in cabarets and poems. Escape to Sweden during the occupation of Denmark by Nazi Germany. He displayed the first set of his famous "PH" lamps at the Arts of DÃ©coratifs et Industriels Modern in Paris and landed a worldwide bestseller. Henningsen built his "PH" series in over 100 designs, including the famous "PH artichoke lamp" in 1957 and the "PH snowball" from 1958. Until his death in 1967 he collaborated with the company Louis Poulsen Lighting.