Legendary luminaire family by an icon of design: Louis Poulsen PH
As an advocate of stylish functionalism, design legend Poul Henningsen created the PH series for Louis Poulsen
. Today, these lamps are highly appreciated works of design throughout the world.
The collection of Louis Poulsen PH
is made up of exclusive lamps. A leading part is played by the Louis Poulsen PH 5 pendant light which is manufactured from precious aluminium. This pendant
was launched already in 1958 and has quickly become an icon of Danish design in the following years. With its unique three-shade system, it provides its environment with 100 per cent anti-glare light. Moreover, the PH 5 pendant light
unfolds a special lighting effect when its trumpet shaped upper shade illuminates both itself and the setting surrounding it in a fascinating manner. Together with the other shades, light is reflected diffusely both vertically and horizontally. The red inner side of the cone and a small blue reflector produce a pleasant, warm light. So the Louis Poulsen PH 5 pendant lamp casts comfortable zone lighting at dining tables and transforms a kitchen or a dining room into an atmospheric feel-god area. Colourful reinterpretations in the shape of special editions are represented by the high-gloss Louis Poulsen PH 50
Kind of majestic: the Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Academy
. Made of hand-blown opal glass and high-gloss chrome finish, this legend of style also gives off light that is reflected by several shades, illuminating the room without glaring effects. Design enthusiasts in the whole world particularly appreciate the shaping of the shades, which is based on a logarithmic spiral housing the illuminant in its centre. An epitome of extravaganza: Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke
- Poul Henningsens masterpiece. The structure of the luminaire is built around 12 steel arches. 72 copper leaves are placed onto this skeleton, arranged in 12 circles with 6 leaves per circle. Each row is offset against the previous one. All 72 leaves therefore cover each other harmoniously, hiding the light source in the centre of the lighting fixture. The direct light of the light source therefore only hits the white inner side of the copper leaves, resulting in impressive shadow formations. The light is reflected from the areas which are lit onto the outer side of the leaf below. The extraordinary lighting effect between the inner and outer sides of the 72 leaves and the unique design make up the distinguishing appearance of the Artichoke which was originally designed for the Langeliniepavillionen restaurant in Copenhagen, where these pendant lights can still be admired today.
This characteristic look of shades merging together fluently dominates the design of other lamps, too. Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 table lamp
cultivates sideboards and cabinets in the dining room in an as accomplished manner as a coffee table in a living room or a bedside table in a bed room. In doing so, this table lamp
emphasizes previously mentioned home furnishings with its zone lighting and gives these rooms an additional amount of sophisticated style. The Louis Poulsen PH 4½ - 3½ Glas floor lamp also emits smooth, atmospheric light. Beyond that, this luminous object takes the viewer under its spell with its high-gloss chromed combination of mouth-blown opal glass, spun brass and precious steel.
The Louis Poulsen PH 3-2½ wall light
delights the eye with its black powder coated metal surface. It gains its distinguishing feature from the fact that it can be applied in the outdoor area as well – according to IP44 protection rating it is protected against water that is sprayed from all directions. Talking about outdoor: the Louis Poulsen
PH 3-2½ bollard light effectively illuminates the garden, the balcony or the patio as well as a gateway or an access path. Moreover, you make an impressive mark with this exterior luminaire that comes as an individually numbered lamp made of high value materials such as stainless steel and copper. Light11 presents this light including a base so that an installation on solid surface (i. e. concrete) is possible.
Additional information on the designer: Born as the son of famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen in Ordrup, Denmark, on September 9 in 1894, Poul Henningsen belonged to the most important designers and culture critics until his death in 1967. His works could be admired already in the 1930ies in many Bauhaus buildings. The first PH lamp was conceived in 1926 and was manufactured already at the time by Louis Poulsen
. In the following years, he developed further innovative and versatile lamps of that kind. The PH series is based on exact calculations of the incidence of light and was designed already at that time in a way that it could go into serial production.