Louise Sass





Colour design for Louis Poulsen A/S
Interview in design ETC



An icon in new colours
Textile artist Louise Sass, has created a new colour scheme for the famous PH 5 lamp by Poul Henningsen in collaboration with Louis Poulsen A/S. The new concept gives indiviual colours to the shades of the lamp. The colour scale of the pendant lamp changes gradually from the topshade and downwards. It changes from dark to light, with subtle shifts of the hue. The new dynamic colour scheme with graduated colours celebrates the 60th anniversary of PH5. Six colourways.

Farvesætning til PH 5 lamper

Photo above: Six graduated colour scales on paper and lacquered steel. The four colours at the top shows the hues of the outer shades of the lamp. The colours at the bottom presents the hues of the inner rings. In the colour system of the lamp, the inner rings are contrasting complementary colours to the outside.

See PH 5 - Louis poulsen here

25/4 – 2/6 2018

International Textile Print

Galerie Handwerk
Max Joseph Strasse 4, München


The exhibition shows contemporary works with textile print from Denmark, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and Austria. Including Israel and Japan.

9/12 2017 – 21/1 2018

Above the Earth – Below the Sky

Bagsværd Church

UdstillingBagsværd Kirke

Above the Earth - below the Sky is a site specific exhibition in Bagsværd Church created in dialogue with the architecture of Jørn Utzon, the architect of the of Church. The installation features five unique handprinted textile compositions mounted on wooden frames. Above the Earth - below the Sky is part of a number of site specific exhibitions 2017-18, curated by Katrine Borup.

Read the text by Kathrine Borup for the exibition here (in Danish)

The works and exhibition design are produced in the Danish Art Workshops 2017

11/8 2015 – 31/12 2018

Learning from Japan

Designmuseum Denmark

Learning from Japan presents the museum's Japanese collection side by side with Danish crafts, design, architecture, and graphics inspired by Japan. The exhibition Learning from Japan, shows a handprinted length of Ramie textile by Louise Sass. The ramie textile was originallly presented as the covering shell of Nomad – a Cabin Construction and shown as part of the exhibition En tro Kopi ( A true Copy) at the Danish Museum of Art and Design, 1994.


Hand-printed (one-off) 1994
Screen- resist print reactive dye, ramie
Right: Nomade cabin, 1994

29/1 – 5/3 2016


The exhibition presents one-off handprinted textiles:
Tablecloths and napkins.

Butik for Borddækning (Shop for Table Settings)
Møntergade 6, 1116 Copenhagen

Bricks, blue

Hand-printed (one-off)
reactive dye, cotton
150 x 240 cm, 2016

14/10 2015

Permanent exhibition
Danish Design Now

Designmuseum Denmark

20/7 – 1/9 2015

Working Residence

Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen.
Project: To print and develop new one-off textiles, with the collective title Postcards.

17/4 2015 – 31/5 2015


Nationalmuseum, Statsteatern, kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
An exhibition that profiles the past winners of the Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize 1994-2015.
Louise Sass, Söderberg Prize 1998.

Shinjuku, blue

Printed Furnishing textile, produced in 8 colour ways.
Pigment print, cotton.
Pattern repeat 64 x 140 cm
Produced by Kvadrat A/S 1995
In the collection of Röhsska museum Gotenburg, Sweden.

29/8 – 4/10 2014


Ceramic sculpture and one-off textile prints
Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl og Louise Sass
Galleri Pagter, Kolding, Denmark

In a Dream

In a Dream

Hand-printed (one-off)
reactive dye, cotton
83 x 74 cm, 2014

4/10 2013 – 31/8 2014

Ränder, Rytm, Riktning

Nordiska museet, Stockholm, Sverige.

The exhibition Ränder, Rytm, Riktning, (Stripes, Rythm, Direction), aims to show, that we
are surrounded by, exposed to and maybe even dependant on stribes in our contemporary life.
Featuring, contemporary art, articles for everyday use and exclusive stripes with 400 objects
from the historic collection of the museum.

Sass is represented with to works, Gul Barok og Lille Blå, 2010. Yellow Baroque and Small Blue. Both are one-off textile prints.



1/6 – 30/6 2013

Working residence

Accademia di Danimarca, Rome, Italy. Studies of italian baroque architecture.

Baroque frieze


Pencil on papir, 2010. 26 x 90 cm


2013 – 2014

In progress. A new group of one-off pieces with the collective title, [Postcards]. The series is about space and memories of space. The first two works [On the way to Torcello] and [Baroque] are based on own photographs of cities and fragments of space.

Black/White Baroque

Sort Hvid Barok 2011
One-off textile print, section: 130 x 150 cm, 2011

To Torcello 2010

På vej til Torcello

23/2 2012

Through the Shadow into the Light

New book 2012 © Louise Sass.



The book presents an assortment of the most important works from 1995-2011, including af selection of one-off textile prints, site specific work, works on paper and industrially printed textiles, in conjunction with key samples of works. Read essay
Show info


24/2 – 8/4 2012

Through the Shadow into the Light

Louise Sass – one-off textile prints 2008-11
Solo exhibition, Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen


Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen.






17 – 22/4 2012 MINDCRAFT 12

Group exhibition by Danish Crafts
Galleria Alessandro De March, Ventura Lambrate, Milano, Italy
Curated by Cecilie Manz

Mindcraft 12

Mindcraft 12
In the Dark, Pink Elephants exibition in Milano

Statement by Danish Crafts: MINDCRAFT12 showed 16 new works created by some of the finest Danish craftspeople and designers within their field. A common feature for all the selected participants were their focus on quality and their approach to the design process, where function and materials play an essential role. This year's exhibition covered a wide span: From one-off works to prototypes ready for production. The exhibition was curated by Cecilie Manz. 

12 - 17/4 2011 MINDCRAFT 11

Group exhibition by Danish Crafts, during Salone Milano
Galleria Alessandro De March, Ventura Lambrate, Milano Italy
Curated by Cecilie Manz

Perlemor / Mother of Pearl

One-off, wall frieze handprint
Reactive dye, cotton
Full size 150 x 450 cm, 2011