The fixture provides a downwarded glare-free soft light by means of the white lacquered inner reflector.

Cable length
300cm
Cable type
Off-White Textile
Canopy
Yes
Diameter
15cm
Finish
Copper Top
Height
18.9cm
Light bulb cap type
E27
Max wattage
25w
Max weight
3kg
Suspension type
Cable 2x0.75mm2

Class: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II wo.ground. Energy Class A+ -E.

CIRQUE – vibrant design, exuberant colours

Louis Poulsen is launching a new series of lamps with a difference – a series created in cooperation with the Swedish designer and graphic artist Clara von Zweigbergk.

“I don’t mind at all if – sitting in their kitchens – people look up and start thinking hot-air balloons and carousels,” says Clara von Zweigbergk when asked to describe her new lamp series.

Named CIRQUE, the series was developed in cooperation with Louis Poulsen, inspired by a trip to Tivoli in Copenhagen. Tivoli is full of whirls and twirls – carousels, candyfloss makers and wheels of fortune. When an object spins round very fast, the colours merge and end up being perceived as horizontal bands of colour. All these impressions resulted in a vibrant design which unites unconventional colours and forms in a series of truly innovative lamps which will add both edge and charisma to their surroundings – both in daylight and when lit.

The new lamp series is equally suited for restaurants and bars, kitchens and dining rooms. A diffuse, downward light is reflected from the matt, white inside of the lamp, which is glare-free when hung at normal height.

CIRQUE is available in three colour combinations and in three sizes: Ø150 mm, Ø220 mm and Ø380 mm. Featuring an E27 light fitting, the lamps can be used with the whole range of LED light sources currently available, allowing complete freedom to choose the light source guaranteeing the best colour rendering and light temperature in the room.

CIRQUE is available in three unconventional colour combinations – one extremely colourful and the other two slightly more subdued. When hung individually, the CIRQUE lamps will add a dash of colour to any room, while the ultimate decorative effect is achieved by suspending clusters of CIRQUE lamps together as a creatively integrated element in the interior design.

Made of aluminium, CIRQUE is a robust lamp designed for use in kitchens, children’s bedrooms, bars and restaurants. Due to its direct downward light distribution, it is particularly suited for suspending low above tables or as low-hanging groups in a corner. CIRQUE is easy to clean, decorative when not lit and provides extremely atmospheric lighting when lit.

CIRQUE is lighting with a colourful difference.


Clara von Zweigbergk

Clara von Zweigbergk was born in Stockholm and studied graphic design and illustration at Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, USA.

She has worked as a graphic designer at various advertising agencies and design studios in Stockholm, Los Angeles and Milan. She co-founded Rivieran Design Studio with two partners, which worked on a wide range of successful projects in the areas of fashion, illustration, architecture, furniture and graphic design.

Clara von Zweigbergk worked as a senior graphic designer at Lissoni Associati in Milan for four years, with clients such as Boffi, Armani and Alessi.

She now has her own graphic design studio in Stockholm, and is again working with graphics and design involving paper, colours and typography, and products for companies like the Danish design firm, Hay. Cirque is a series of light fixtures specially developed in cooperation with Louis Poulsen, and somehow combines her many areas of interest.

Clara von Zweigbergk has received several design awards, such as the Wallpaper Design Award 2012 and Swedish Design Award 2012. Website: claravonzweigbergk.com.


Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen creates sculptural pieces that can do as much to enhance a space when unlit as when they’re in use.