|Shoichi Uchiyama was born and bred in Tokyo. Since the founding of the Shoichi Uchiyama Design Office in 1977, he has been committed to the creation of luminaires with glare-free indirect light. This dedication has led to the design of lighting that beautifies objects, and allows people to experience the texture and depth of their surroundings. He seeks quality lighting through the design of luminaires and devotes himself to realizing the beautiful effect of indirect light in a space.|
As a basic concept, Uchiyama tries to create ideal light distribution, while eliminating uncomfortable glare through the understanding of light source characteristics and light control. He believes the verification process for lighting effect in particular is essential to pursuing high-quality lighting. By preparing for the luminaire's full scale mock-ups with actual light sources, he examines the intensity and color of light, the shadows cast on the objects, as well as the luminaire's aesthetic appearance. Such strict design processes lead to the creation of simple and functional form. This gives his products the minimalistic beauty known in Japanese tradition.
Uchiyama's luminaires, which are created through an accurate calculation of light, are the proof of his design philosophy. He won the iF Award in Germany and the Good Design Award in Japan for designs created by his unique talent.
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|Louis Poulsen / Made in Denmark|
Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is the preeminent Danish Design Lighting resource born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of these lighting concepts are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light.
Louis Poulsen believes in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting and design products that are pleasing to the eye and to the light. In close partnership with designers, architects and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato and Louise Campbell, Louis Poulsen has established themselves as one of the key global suppliers of high quality architectural and decorative lighting. Defying traditional product categories, their products serve and span the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.
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