The Doo Wop pendant lamp has been a real classic since the 1950s. It was developed in cooperation with Søværnets Bygningsdistrikt (building management of the Danish navy) and Louis Poulsen. The Doo Wop was used in Danish naval buildings for many years for various purposes, for example, in the canteen and offices.
The “navy pendant lamp,” as it is called, was widespread due to its excellent light qualities and usability. It was only removed from the Louis Poulsen catalogue in the 1980s.
More and more pieces re-entered the market via antique shops and auctions in the past years. This is how the demand rose again, re-starting production.
The new version remains faithful to its predecessor. However, the colours have been updated in order to suit the trends of modern times; however, the manufacturing processes remained the same. The shades are turned by hand and finished with a slight arch at the end, offering volume. The brass edition meant a handicraft challenge, being rotated out of a massive brass sheet and polished on the end.
Doo Wop is an unobtrusive and simple pendant lamp that can be used in different ways due to its medium size, making it possible to use its light for many different purposes. It is harmonious in its design and also looks excellent hanging alone or in a group.
Doo Wop creates atmosphere not only in living rooms, but also dining rooms, kitchens, home offices, children’s rooms, entrance halls, steps, bedrooms – well, it means fresh wind and good illumination in every home space.
The Doo Wop has two reflectors – the interior cone-like one, which ensures glare-free light downwards, and the exterior one, which ensures soft illumination upwards, as well as downwards. The shade is especially well-suited for a pleasant and atmospheric mood near the pendant lamp.
The Doo Wop is available in red, blue, green, white, dark grey, as well as in a high gloss brass edition. All the editions are equipped with an E27 socket. The construction of the lamp enables the use of different illuminants without undermining the light’s quality, whereby the manufacturer suggests not using illuminants with a colour index of less than 85, which would decrease the colour and the atmosphere in a room.