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Soft Light Pendant Lamp With Carefully Studied Details

Louise Campbell is an amazing artist – she designed one of my favorite lamps that I just had to share with you. The LC shutters pendant light was created for UK-based lighting company Louis Poulsen and its carefully studied indirect lighting method of illuminating the interiors puts it on my top 10 pendant lights list. The Danish designer displays a modern, uncomplicated shape constructed in three simple steps – turning the shade, stamping the pattern, and painting – but not before designing the elegant pendant to suit a modern lifestyle.

It took two and a half years to perfect the design and manufacturing process this light fixture. The first challenge was to make as good a light source as possible.To take a single “hard” light source and convert it into a “gentle” light required an ingenious design. This was done by fragmenting the light source via perforations in the shade.

LC shutters pendant light by Louise Campbell Soft Light Pendant Lamp With Carefully Studied Details

The manufacturing process spins a shade out of heavy gauge metal. Afterwards, a pattern is stamped into the metal dome which creates the perforations with just the right sized gaps to allow the perfect amount of light to escape. A bright white paint enhances the fragmentation of the light and takes the single light and breaks it down into many smaller lights with a minimal loss of overall light brightness. Just the harsh edge of the light source is removed.

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LC shutters feature a diffuser protecting the bulb which, together with its shade, offers indirect light to the surrounding space. The designer explains that “by perforating the shade itself we achieve a lamp that in itself glows as if lit up by many small soft light sources.” Take a closer look at the finished product in the photos below and also enjoy a video explaining the inspiration and process.  (Found on MocoLoco)

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