Keglen was designed in 2019 as a follow-up to the initial collaboration between Louis Poulsen and BIG Ideas in 2017, which resulted in a pendant for the Tirpitz Museum in Blåvand, a building BIG had designed for the Varde Museums in Western Denmark. The main aim of Keglen was to create a systematic design language that provided the opportunity for a wider range of lighting typologies. BIG Ideas wanted a whole family of lamps with the same qualities and design details, in various sizes and each with their own unique personality.
The conical shades of Keglen have a characteristically curved diffuser, reminiscent of a water drop, ensuring an attractive glare-free downward directed illumination. The white inner side of each shade reflects the light flawlessly. A discreet uniform opening at the top of each shade emits a gentle upward light to enrich the ambience of any space. The table version of Keglen is based on the Ø175 Keglen pendant and uses the same shade, but with the stem morphing into the bottom diffuser that allows a beautiful organic geometry to break the straight lines.
The table lamp is available with a base or a pin mounting, making it just as ideal for the home office as it is in long, decorative rows in a larger study or work environment. Details, such as the on/off and dimming switch located on the base or pin along with the cable, all add to the elegance of the fixture.