A series of lamps made in paper. When the material is delicate, so is the light.
Papercuts is a series of lamps made in paper; and is the fruit of a collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting, a company that Louise Campbell has cooperated with on several previous occasions. Sometimes it is worthwhile to stop up and take a close look at a project at an earlier stage than originally planned. Louise Campbell had intended for these lamps to be made in laser cut steel and textile, but during the process of model making, the many delicate qualities of the paper at hand outshone her original intensions. Commercially, paper for this project is far from ideal. It offers too many practical problems. Cleaning, for one. But look at the light and the shadows. When the material is delicate, so is the light.
Louise Campbell has received both national and international accolades for her designs, which are featured in collections around the world, including MoMA and Cooper-Hewitt in New York, Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris and Trapholt in Kolding.
Louise Campbell does not restrict herself to a single material but works in any material that makes sense in the given situation and offers form-related possibilities and challenges. She approaches every project as a new adventure and draws inspiration from many different sources, depending on the project. Louise Campbell designs products of all types and sizes, some commercial and some experimental. She has had her own studio since 1996, and her client list includes Louis Poulsen Lighting, Zanotta, Royal Copenhagen, Holmegaard, Muuto, Kähler and HAY. Louise Campbell received the Bruno Mathsson Award in 2007, the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal in 2009 and an award from the Martha & Paul René Gauguin Foundation in 2011. Louise Campbell took part in MINDCRAFT in 2008 and 2009.
Louise Campbell, b. 1970, Danish designer. Graduated from London College of Furniture and the Danish Design School (now The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design).