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  • Louis Poulsen Lighting - "human-friendly" lights from Denmark

    The Louis Poulsen Lighting Collection includes the Patera Light, The ball-shaped pendant floats like a majestic focal point in the room, spreading light in all directions. At first glance, it seems to be just a white, perforated ball, but closer inspection reveals its detailed design featuring a host of circles, angles and holes. The Louis Poulsen Lighting Collection includes amazing pendant and suspended lighting, plus wall, floor and table lights. The Patera Light is a ball-shaped pendant that floats as a majestic focal point in the room, spreading light in all directions.

     

    The international lighting company, Louis Poulsen, goes right back to 1896 when Louis Poulsen took over his uncle’s company that sold tools and electrical supplies. Louis took advantage of new developments in electrical components and Denmark’s first forays into industrial power generation.

     

    media-107912-poul-henningsen_pc-300dpi Poul Henningsen's lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. His pioneering work concerning the relationship between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction, compared to man’s need for light, remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.

     

    In 1924 designer Poul Henningsen began collaborating with Louis Poulsen to take part in an international exhibition for decorative arts to be held in Paris called "Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs & Industriels Modernes". They were accepted and won a gold medal for their designs.

     

    The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Lighting fixture provides 100% glare-free light. The 72 precisely positioned leaves form 12 unique rows of six leaves each. They illuminate the fixture, as well as emit diffused light with a unique pattern. Available in four sizes and three finishes. The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Lighting fixture, designed by Poul Henningsen, provides 100% glare-free light. The 72 precisely positioned leaves form 12 unique rows of six leaves each. They illuminate the fixture, as well as emit diffused light with a unique pattern. Available in four sizes and three finishes.

     

    Jump forward to 2015 and today Louis Poulsen is one of the most respected manufacturers of high-end designer lighting. They produce a highly curated line of indoor and outdoor lighting products, including recessed, suspended, pendants, table, floor, accent, post and wall lights.

     

    The Louis Poulsen Collage Pendant Light emits diffuse light directed primarily downwards. The patterns on the three lasercut acrylic shades have been carefully staggered with the aim of eliminating unpleasant glare from the light source. The patterns differ between the shades, resulting in different perceptions of light and shadow depending on the viewing angle. The Louis Poulsen Collage Pendant Light emits diffused light directed primarily downwards. The patterns on the three laser-cut acrylic shades have been carefully staggered with the aim of eliminating unpleasant glare from the light source. The patterns differ between the shades, resulting in different perceptions of light and shadow depending on the viewing angle. Available in four colours and two sizes.

     

    The Louis Poulsen Doo-Wop is a great, fun light that feels at home in many spaces. Available in six colours, including brass, this light brightens any space. The Louis Poulsen Doo-Wop is a great, fun light that feels at home in many spaces. Available in six colours, including brass, this light brightens any space.

     

    The Louis Poulsen AJ Table Light fixture emits downward directed light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light. The Louis Poulsen AJ Table Light fixture, designed by architect Arne Jacobsen, emits downward directed task light. The angle of the shade can be adjusted to optimize light distribution. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light. Available in eight colours. Also available in floor and wall sconce models.

     

    The Louis Poulsen AJ Lighting fixture is available as a wall sconce. The Louis Poulsen AJ Lighting fixture is available in three finish options: black, natural aluminum and white.

     

    The essence of Louis Poulsen's world-renown lighting products owe so much to the philosophy of Poul Henningsen's work to create "human-friendly lighting" – comfortable lighting which makes people beautiful and creates an excellent atmosphere.

     

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    Louis Poulsen's lighting philosophy consists of three elements: function, comfort and ambience, using the abbreviation FCA (function, comfort and ambience).

     

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    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic products. Look for the logo and ask questions of the seller. Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

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  • New: Anglepoise Lamps, an iconic British brand

    Venture into the Anglepoise Collection of lamps and be spoiled for choice. And with so many style and colour permutations on offer, these versatile lamps become a chameleon, blending or contrasting to express a myriad of personal interior styles, from pared-back minimalism to unbridled eclecticism and everything in-between.

     

    8_1_42 It's all about the springs. In 1931 British automotive engineer George Carwardine developed a concept for balancing weights using springs, cranks and levers.

     

    -2 copy Using special springs with a ‘constant tension’ quality Carwardine chanced upon the means to create an articulated task lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect balance. A patent was filed and in 1933 the first four-spring Anglepoise lamp was launched.

     

    The Original 1227 pioneered Anglepoise’s constant spring technology, delivering ultimate flexibility and perfect balance. Today this timeless, classic design enjoys iconic design status.

     

    Available in chrome, black, cream and red. Also as a desk lamp, wall mounted, wall, pendant and the Giant. Available in many different colour options, including chrome, depending on the Anglepoise 1227 edition you choose. Also available as a desk lamp, wall mounted lamp, wall lamp, pendant lamp.

     

    The impressive triple-scale version of the iconic Original 1227 comes in both floor and pendant versions and a stunning range of colours. Use it to inject playful, individual style into any interior space. The impressive triple-scale version of the iconic Original 1227 comes in both floor and pendant versions and a stunning range of colours. Use it to inject playful, individual style into any interior space.

     

    Anglepoise was approached by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to produce a giant version of the Anglepoise Original 1227 Lamp that sat on the desk in Dahl’s writing hut. Three prototypes were produced; one for the Centre, a second was sold to film director, Tim Burton and a third was exhibited at the 100% Design Exhibition in London. The lamp generated so much interest that it was put into volume production.

     

    -2 The great big friendly giant. Reaching a total height of 106 inches, this big beauty is available in 12 colour options.

     

    With full flowing movement, almost 360° shade rotation, and an exciting range of colours, Type 1228 is one of the most versatile designs in the Anglepoise portfolio. Simply rotate the colourful shade to focus light where it’s needed, or tilt it away to disperse a warm ambient glow.

     

    Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 1228 lamps are available in 10 colour options and 6 editions, including desk, wall, floor and and clamp based. Designed by Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 1228 lamps are available in 10 colour options and 6 versatile editions, including desk, wall, floor and and clamp based.

     

    Classic looks, flowing movement and full adjustability make Type 75 a firm favourite with architects, designers and just about everyone. Whatever your lighting requirement, there’s a Type 75 designed to suit.

     

    Available in 3 versions of the desk lamp, a wall sconce, a floor lamp and a pendant light. There are 6 mini versions also available. Colours range depending on the specific edition. Type 75 is available in 3 versions of the desk lamp, a wall sconce, a floor lamp and a pendant light. There are 6 mini versions also available. Colours range depending on the specific edition.

     

    All the Anglepoise Lamp types offer wall sconce editions. All the Anglepoise Lamp types offer wall sconce editions. The base has a built-in switch for ease of use and the flexible shade can be rotated to direct just the right amount of light where needed. Lots of colour options depending on the edition.

     

    The anthropomorphic quality of the Anglepoise lamp design has inspired musicians, artists, designers and writers over the years. In 1979, the punk pop band, The Soft Boys, released the song, “(I want to be an) Anglepoise lamp”. Six years later in 1985, innovative sculptor, David Mach created, “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle” from 360 black Anglepoise lamps.

     

    Capturing the Zeitgeist! Capturing the Zeitgeist! David Mach's “The Giant Hand Sculpture named Knuckle Shuffle,” 1985.

     

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    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic products. Look for the logo and ask questions of the seller. Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

  • Nanimarquina Spring Rugs Sale, 20% off, March 17 – April 3, 2016

    Enjoy 20% off all Nanimarquina rug collections and add personality into your space.

     

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    Created in Barcelona in 1987, Nanimarquina has, through constant development and creativity, created a brand whose essence is craftsmanship and quality. They create unique and surprising handcrafted rugs, using manual production techniques and contemporary designs to infuse each rug with the unique Nanimarquina spirit.

    Working with local and international designers ensures a diversity of themes and experimentation with various textures, materials and shapes. The result: one-of-a-kind Nanimarquina rugs for each customer, a rug for each space and emotion.

     

    p1080455 Nanimarquina uses different traditional techniques and fibers: Afghan and New Zealand wool, wool felt, recycled polyester and rubber, silk, nettle, jute and mohair.

     

    In 2015 the Mélange Rug Collection won Best of the Year at the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design products by INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine. It is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity, fashion and home, craft and design, past and future. The collection is composed of 20 models symbolizing a blending of marked contradictions that work together, acting as complements.

     

    boya2015 Thanks to the simplification of classic motifs such as geometric patterns and a pared down colour palette, the Mélange Collection is a contemporary version of the Kilim. An exercise in aesthetic rationalization that upholds the ancestral handcrafted techniques of Pakistan.

     

    Recently Nanimarquina has been producing a series of natural area rugs, using materials such as 100% silk, hand-spun jute, hand-spun nettle, and 100% wool.

     

    Made from 100% silk, the Natural Butterfly Rug is available in two sizes and 3 colour options. Made from 100% silk, the Natural Butterfly Rug is available in two sizes and 3 colour options.

     

    The Natural Knitted is made from 100% hand-spun jute and Highlights among its properties are the fact that it is 100% biodegradable and recyclable, so it does not damage the environment, and that is one of the strongest vegetable fibres with insulating and antistatic properties The Natural Knitted Rug is made from 100% hand-spun jute and some of the highlights among its properties is that it is 100% biodegradable and recyclable, so it does not damage the environment, and it is one of the strongest vegetable fibers with insulating and anti-static properties

     

    Natural Nettle area rug is made with 100% natural nettle, Grown mainly in Himalaya, China, India and Burma, nettle’s fibre is greatly appreciated for its softness, resistance and its similarity to vegetable silk. The Natural Nettle Rug is made with 100% natural nettle, grown mainly in Himalaya, China, India and Burma. Nettle’s fiber is greatly appreciated for its softness, resistance and its similarity to vegetable silk.

     

    The Natural Vegetal Rug is made from 100% hand-spun jute and is available in two sizes and 5 earthtone colours. The Natural Vegetal Rug is made from 100% hand-spun jute and is available in two sizes and 5 earth-toned colours.

     

    The Natural Tatami Rug is made from 50% New Zealand wool + 50% Jute. Jute’s structure and brightness mixed with the softness of the wool, a perfect combination. Take off your shoes and feel the Asian freshness under your feet. The Natural Tatami Rug is made from 50% New Zealand wool + 50% Jute. Jute’s structure and brightness mixed with the softness of the wool is a perfect combination. Take off your shoes and feel the Asian freshness under your feet. Available in two sizes and five colours.

     

    The Rabari Rug Collection is made from 100% New Zealand wool. The Rabari collection consists of four carpets made from 100% New Zealand wool, handmade in India by using the hand knotted and hand woven Sumak techniques. The Rabari Rug Collection consists of four distinct carpets made from 100% New Zealand wool, handmade in India using the hand knotted and hand woven Sumak techniques. Each of the four rugs is like a canvas on which designer, Doshi Levien, has combined almost musical rhythms with a unique graphic sensuality.

     

    You may ask yourself - Why do I need a rug?

    Rugs define spaces, frame ambience and establish interfaces while giving a sensation of warmth that creates a welcoming work or home environment. Rugs convey emotions and affect mood. Architects and interior designers consider rugs an essential part of a room’s decoration.

    And did you know that rooms with rugs contain up to eight times fewer airborne dust particles, hugely enhancing air quality?

    Always be sure you are buying original and authentic products. Look for the logo and ask questions of the seller. Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

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