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Louis Poulsen

Enigma 425 Pendant


The fixture emits glare-free, soft, comfortable downward light. The shade design ensures even illumination of the surface. The matte upper surface diffuses the light, while the shiny lower surface ensures optimal reflection.

Enigma 425 was designed by Japanese designer Shoichi Uchiyama in 2003. Uchiyama presented a design idea to Louis Poulsen which deconstructed the traditional chandelier concept into slim layers of concentric circles. This involved floating shades held by ultrathin wires, providing a transparent and light expression. The name enigma stands for ‘mystery,’ referring to the fact that the shades appear to hover when viewed illuminated from a distance. The idea fits well with Louis Poulsen´s product philosophy and was a new interpretation of the multi-shade system - Japanese grace combined with Scandinavian simplicity. In 2018, the original aluminum version is joined by a new, black edition, expanding the design’s decorative possibilities, and creating a serene visual and atmospheric effect as it shapes and channels light.

25.6"H x 23.6"W, Cable Length: 144"

Light Source:
1 x 50W PAR16 GU10

Cone: Cast aluminum
Shades: Matte acrylic
Pendant Stem: Extruded brushed aluminum 

If in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. If not in stock, please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery.


Shoichi Uchiyama, born in Tokyo, founded Shoichi Uchiyama Design Office in 1977, focusing on creating glare-free, indirect lighting that enhances the beauty and texture of objects. He emphasizes the importance of quality lighting and the elimination of glare, using full-scale mock-ups to perfect light distribution and fixture aesthetics. His meticulous approach has earned him prestigious awards such as the iF Award in Germany and the Good Design Award in Japan.


Established in 1874 as a lighting manufacturer, Louis Poulsen has become one of the world's leading producers of lighting. This success is attributed to collaborations with renowned designers and architects like Arne Jacobsen, Øivind Slaatto, Poul Henningsen, and Verner Panton.

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