Nyhavn Wall was designed by Alfred Homann and Ole V. Kjær in 1976. Nyhavn Wall won a prize in a competition held by Louis Poulsen for lighting in old and heritage urban areas. Homann explains the idea behind the wall fixture: It was important that the fixture was smaller and more discreet than the other products on the market at that time. The light is characterized by a cone-shaped shade and three anti-glare rings which emit soft light directed upwards.
The conical shade ensures comfortable light that is directed downwards in a wide beam. The shade interior has a white matte painted surface, ensuring uniform light distribution. The rings ensure that a stray light is controlled, and direct a small amount of light onto the top side of the shade for self-illumination.