Fendi Casa and Louis Poulsen’s new collaborative lighting is a clash of icons

Lighting classics by Louis Poulsen are reissued in a new guise in collaboration with Fendi Casa

Fendi Casa and Louis Poulsen lights
Louis Poulsen's ‘PH 3/2’ table lamp, left, and ‘PH Artichoke’ lamp, right, both designed by Poul Henningsen and reissued in collaboration with Fendi Casa
(Image credit: Courtesy Louis Poulsen and Fendi Casa)

Louis Poulsen is known for its Poul Henningsen Danish lighting design classics, which skillfully frame and diffuse the light. Iconic pieces from the designer are the ‘PH 5’, available as a ceiling and table light formed of tiered shades that gently diffuse and soften the light, and the ‘Artichoke’ ceiling light. The brand’s latest collaboration sees this illustrious catalogue in conversation with another design giant, Rome-based fashion brand Fendi. 

Fendi Casa and Louis Poulsen lights

The collection includes two PH Artichoke pendant lamps; the PH 3½-2½ floor lamp, a small table lamp titled PH 2/1 and large table lamp, PH 3/2

(Image credit: Courtesy Fendi Casa and Louis Poulsen)

The collection by Louis Poulsen and Fendi Casa seamlessly distils the two brands’ design codes, from the Danish lighting specialist’s silhouettes to the Italian maison’s colour scheme and patterns. Five lighting designs (comprising table, ceiling and floor lamps) are reimagined in this collaboration with a palette of yellows and browns, redefining the lamps with a Fendi lens and including the brand’s recognisable pequin pattern.

Poul Henningsen started his collaboration with Louis Poulsen in 1924 – and a year later Fendi was founded in Rome. A key decade for both brands, the 1920s are the starting point for this collaboration celebrating heritage and design.

Fendi Casa and Louis Poulsen lights

The collection on display at Fendi Casa, Piazza Scala, Milan

(Image credit: Courtesy Fendi Casa and Louis Poulsen)

‘This collaboration highlights the ability of Fendi Casa to reinterpret historical heritage with a profoundly contemporary spirit, while fostering the values of authenticity, uniqueness and desirability that have always characterised the maison,’ says Alberto Da Passano, CEO at FF Design.

‘This new collection,’ continues Louis Poulsen CEO Søren Mygind Eskildsen, ‘merges our signature styles while honouring the heritage of both our brands.’

Louis Poulsen and Fendi Casa collaboration is on view at Fendi Casa, Piazza Scala, During Milan Design Week 2023


Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.