Louis Weisdorf, born 1939, is a Danish architect and industrial designer of wide renown; he has left his mark on both fields. In 1954, he became one of the youngest graduates of the Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in history. Weisdorf worked for Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen for 10 years, assisting Head Architect Simon P. Henningsen, and during this time he designed the Konkylie lamp, or the piece that opened his eyes to lighting design. The lamp, made of anodised gold, hung from the trees in Tivoli Gardens until very recently.
In 1967, Weisdorf opened his own architect studio in Copenhagen, sharing the space with Ole Panton (brother to Verner Panton) and accepting assignments from both national and international clients, including close cooperation with industry names like Verner Panton and Poul Henningsen. He continued researching uniform laminas and their light-shaping properties, creating works such as Turbo Pendant, acknowledged with the iF Design Award. Weisdorf was fascinated by the simple design principle of repeated forms in the laminas, which offers incredible flexibility for appearance while shielding from glare in all angles.
One of Weisdorf's most famous works is the Multi-Lite lamp, today produced by the design giant Gubi. The lamp reflects Weisdorf's passion for objects whose appearance the user can change at will; simply adjusting the shades changes the lamp's appearance and the direction of the light, inviting the user to participate in the design process.