Louis Weisdorf is a Danish architect and designer. He graduated from the The Royal Danish Academy of Fint Arts in Copenhagen, at the age of 22, in 1954.
In 1961, he started a 10-year assignment at Tivoli, and worked as the main assistant of Tivoli’s chief architect Simon P Henningsen. In the late 1960s, Weisdorf set up his own design studio in Kompagnistræde, in Copenhagen, sharing the premises with architect Ole Panton (the younger brother of Verner Panton).
Weisdorf has always been interested in creating lights from a single element, that could be repeated, and built together in various fashions, and a guiding principle of shielding the eye from direct bulb glare at all angles. Obvisous exsamples are the Konkylie from 1967, the Facet from 1966 and the Turbo from 1967.
A 1967 LYFA advert, described the Konkylie in the following terms: “Louis Weisdorf MAA, is a young architect with a strong sense of form. With his creative and technical understanding, he has designed a series of lights for Lyfa – the Konkylie lamps, available in “silver” or “gold”. A truly fascinating light, which will one day, become a classic”.