Referencing window blinds, Scandinavian lighting and the rear windows of 1980s ‘muscle’ cars the Louvre is a surprisingly elegant and understated light. Seamless, pressed-aluminium louvres with compound-curved corners are repeated layer upon layer. This creates a multifaceted shade that provides glare-free, directional and ambient light.
It’s a practical light source as well as a fascinating and formally enticing object in its own right. The long proportions and scale of Louvre make it ideal for hanging above a dining table. ‘Our aim was to illuminate the space as well as the light itself.’ Klauser & Carpenter