The collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas began with a suspension for the Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, a building that BIG designed for the Varde Museums. The Tirpitz Museum opened its doors in 2017 and the bold galvanized finish of the suspension epitomizes the museum's refined and robust architecture as it blends into the dune landscape of West Jutland. The artistic and technical collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas continued and has now led to the creation of the Tirpitz lamp which pairs perfectly with any type of interior. In designing Keglen, the aim was to create a systematic design language that would create the opportunity for a wider range of lighting typologies. In other words, Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange and the BIG Ideas project team wanted to create a series of lamps of different sizes with the same qualities and design details, but each with its own personality. “The geometric and metallic screens have a soft, organic opal insert that resembles a drop of water." Architects work hard to provide others with the tools to improve their working environments. This is especially true for the Keglen. They believe that the larger suspension is perfect in any type of restaurant and meeting place while the smaller suspension diffuses a more intimate light alone or in particular compositions.
The suspension's distinctive truncated cone screens each have a curved opal insert and cast an elegant, glare-free downward light. Each version of the screen has a its diffusion of light, while the white internal part guarantees its perfect reflection. A discreet and uniform opening in the upper part of the screens emits a delicate light and creates the perfect atmosphere.
Dimensions (mm):250 (Width) x 270 (height) x 250 (length) Weight:1.6 kg
Class and light source
IP20 protection rating. Insulation class I.
LED source 2700K 8W
Type of suspension: cable and wire, 2 x 0.75 mm² Rosette: yes. Cable length: 4 m
Compatible with phase-controlled and phase-cut mains dimmers. Low power consumption may affect the dimming properties of some products.
Product environmental specifications
This product complies with the requirements contained in the European Directives, RoHS Directive 2011/65 and 2015/863. The product has been designed so that it can be completely disassembled and reused.
Keglen - BIG Ideas
“The screens geometric and metallic have a soft and organic glass insert that resembles a drop of water. In the table and floor versions, the glass insert meets the stem of the lamp, flowing organically around it like a liquid showing surface tension”, underline Jakob Lange and Bjarke Ingels.