Design Centre Stories

Future Classic

Interdesign UK has an enviable stable of international brands, including Louis Poulsen. The Danish lighting company is best-known for classic mid-century designs by names such as Verner Panton and Poul Henningsen – but it wants to create future classics, too.

‘Keglen’ is a new pendant designed by BIG Ideas, the sister company of leading architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The light was first conceived as part of BIG Ideas’ renovation of the Tirpitz Museum in rural Denmark, but it has now been put into production.

‘Keglen’ comes in a series of four different sizes, each united by their conical shape and neat curved glass insert that diffuses the light; designer Jakob Lange says the shape of the glass was inspired by a water droplet, perfectly holding its shape before it bursts. A small opening at the top also allows some of the light to flood upwards, subtly highlighting the suspension cord. Simple and thoughtful, it’s a worthy addition to the canon of discreetly beautiful Danish design.

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