Sara Schoenberger’s Louis Collection Will Make You Squirm in Delight

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It was while searching for a wall-mounted swing light imagined to bring some additional illumination to a perpetually shaded corner that we came upon the smile-inducing wiggly forms of the Louis Collection by Sara Schoenberger. We soon realized Schoenberger’s design looked familiar, eventually remembering the designer was amongst the WantedDesign Manhattan’s Launch Pad Participants a year ago, thrilled to discover the designer had evolved the idea into something even more swinging.

The original 2022 iteration of the Louis light we first spied was designed as a table lamp, with an indented pattern ceramic mound base, but sharing the same basic wavy-curvy armed form.

Even without explanation, the light collection’s moniker and curvy shape clearly communicates its musically-inspired origins. The Louis Collection is indeed a nod to jazz great, Louis Armstrong, a musical icon from Schoenberger’s hometown of New Orleans.

Powder coated in bright colors, the lamps take on a graphic, playful, and almost cartoonish personality.

Taking cues from the curved aluminum forms of brass instruments, each light’s swing arm stretches that visual note into delightfully exaggerated crescendos and diminuendos before terminating in an integrated LED light.

The Small, Downlight edition is described as the “perfect bedside reading lamp,” while the Large, Uplight version is suited to produce an ambient mood-enhancing light that bounced light off the walls and ceilings. Each incorporates a wall-mounted swing arm attachment to permit 180 degrees of adjustable positioning.

Colors available include Red Brown, Gentian Blue, Blood Orange, Blackened Metal, and our favorite above, Emerald Green. Each light is made to order, so expect a lead time of 6-8 weeks.

Schoenberger’s Louis Collection is available in both large and a smaller edition, with the $950 Small measuring 5″x 10.5″ D x 15.7″ and outfitted with a dimmable 4 watt LED, and the $1050 Large measuring 2″ x 43″ H x 11″ with the same dimmable 4 watt LED.

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