LP West Fixture Concept
It is not everyday that the product and design director for Louis Poulsen Lighting drops by your office. Luckily we had a few days’ notice that Flemming Hald was coming so we had time to prepare an ambush! When our favorite manufacturer’s representative Anne Frederiksen and Flemming came by, they thought they were coming to get our reaction to several new fixtures in development at Louis Pouslen. Little did they know that they would be walking into an unsolicited design pitch from Oculus! As we presented our concept for fixture we called “LP West”, we could see a funny glint in Flemming’s eye and a crooked smile starting to form.
Naturally we assumed he was loving our presentation and could not wait to immediately fly back to Copenhagen and begin development. Well, Flemming brought with him a surprise of his own. He pulled a concept drawing out of his bag, from an architect in another part of the world, of a lighting fixture with a remarkably similar form factor and concept! Unfortunately for us it is a very elegant concept and we are excited to see what Louis Poulsen ends up doing with it.
Below is our concept. The basic idea is to design something inspired by the forms and materials of the Old West and updated with the latest technology. We are constantly trying to find linear fixtures with natural materials that we can suspend over tables to provide a soft warm glow.
Oculus remains undeterred and currently working on more sneak attacks for Flemming…