Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen’s latest outdoor lighting fixture combines simplicity and refinement that blends into its natural surroundings, the company says.
The fixture, Flindt Garden, includes flexible features allowing for an array of applications such as two heights and three methods of installation. It’s a slimmed-down, simpler version of bollards seen in urban areas, especially in the United Kingdom, and a cleaner version of the brand’s Flindt Bollard light.
Flindt Garden joins Louis Poulsen’s garden collection that offers wall lamps, portables, and bollards made with durable and weatherproof materials. The company says the new fixture aims to meet demand for more products that enhance outdoor living.
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“Outdoor living has become more relevant than ever,” says Kasper Hammer, director of product and design for architectural and outdoor at Louis Poulsen.”People are moving outdoors and using outdoor spaces almost as an extension of their interiors. They are going outdoors, having dimmed lighting in the evening, and prolonging the day with friends and family outdoors for leisure activities or dining. We believed that bringing the Flindt family into the garden and outdoor living segment was natural.”
With a sculptural cutout and complementary materials, Flindt Garden can connect and blend into its surroundings during the day and night, the company says. It emits a wide, downward, glare-free light with a 180-degree distribution. It can work well to illuminate walkways or gardens, the company says.
“In the daytime, sunlight creates a play of shadow and light in the geometry of the bollard, and at night, when natural light fades, the artificial lighting displays the exact same geometry in a new way,” says Hammer. “Flindt Garden will bring out accents in the garden, in landscapes, or on roof terraces, allowing you to explore and feel comfortable in outdoor spaces at night.”
The original Flindt Bollard design came about in 2011 when a custom light was needed to illuminate a park next to an art exhibition. Designer Christian Flindt worked with Louis Poulsen to develop the design further and ultimately debuted the Flindt Bollard in 2014 at the Light + Building trade show. Flindt is an award-winning lighting, furniture, and industrial designer known for his experimental approach. He first began working with Louis Poulsen in 2006.
“With Flindt Garden, the Flindt family is a complete family for outdoor areas,” says Flindt. “The common design language of the different fixtures is the shape that is cut out of a simple form to become a reflector. Depending on how the cut is made, the light is emitted differently. This also reflects the way in which the geometry of the Flindt family works to shape light in various outdoor applications.”
Flindt Garden lights can be spike mounted, anchored, or installed with a baseplate. Up to six lights can be installed next to one another through a single adapter. Regardless of height, the light head maintains the same appearance. Additionally, lighting temperatures range from cold to warm and are available in 2,700K, 3,000K, or 4,000K. Heights include 13.5 inches or 27.3 inches in either a silver aluminum or brown corten in a textured, powder-coated finish.