A 1950′s lighting design originally created for the Danish Navy has been reissued by the Danish lighting brand Louis Poulsen. The charmingly renamed Doo-Wop Pendant is an updated version of the original Søvaernspendel or Navy Pendant—a collaboration of Denmark’s Navy Buildings Department and the in-house style team at Louis Poulsen—a light fixture that became a staple of the nation’s Naval buildings, illuminating private offices and communal spaces alike.
The Navy Pendant remained element of Louis Poulsen’s lighting catalogue by way of the 1980′s, soon after which it receded from view altogether. In reissuing Doo-Wop, Louis Poulsen has adhered to original specifications—a design comprised of two aluminum components, 1 conical and 1 gently flared—but has updated the pendant to incorporate 6 contemporary colorways, like a spun brass-shaded iteration. Doo-Wop’s two elements function collectively to provide glare-totally free downward illumination (by means of the conical section), along with a broader and diffused downward and upturned glow supplied by the flared outer shade.
The broad appeal of the Doo-Wop Pendant lies in each the quality of its illumination and its intrinsic versatility—medium size (11-inch diameter) adjustable suspension height suited for each dining and desk lighting applicable to each domestic and industrial use—and, not incidentally, the Nordic grace which tends to make it a compelling visual statement no matter whether suspended singly or in a repeated pattern.