The Doo Wop pendant lamp is a real classic since the 1950s. It has been developed in cooperation between Søværnets Bygningsdistrikt (building management of the Danish marine) and Louis Poulsen. The Doo Wop was used at Danish marine buildings for many years and the most different purposes, for example in the canteen and offices.
The "marine pendant lamp", as it is called, was widely spread because of its excellent light qualities and usability. It was only taken from the Louis Poulsen catalogue in the 1980s.
More and more pieces re-entered the market over antiques shops and auctions in the past years. This is how the demand raised again with the demand of re-starting the serial production.
The new version remains faithful to its antecedent. However, the colours have been actualized, in order to suit the trend of the time, whereby the manufacturing processes remained the same. The shades are turned by hand and finished with a slight arch at the end, offering volume to it. The copper version presents a challenge in terms of craftsmanship, since it is turned from a solid copper sheet and then polished to a brilliant finish.
Doo Wop is an unobtrusive and simple pendant lamp that can be used versatile by its middle size, making it possible to use its light for many different purposes. It is harmonic in its design and looks as well excellent hanging alone as in a group.
Doo Wop makes living rooms moody, 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, which ensures glare-free light downwards, and the exterior, which ensures a soft illumination upwards and also downwards. The shade is especially responsible 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 usage 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.