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PH 80 floor lamp

By Louis Poulsen


  • Description

    The PH 80 Floor & Table were put into production after Poul Henningsen's death, as a celebration of what would have been his 80th birthday had he lived. The PH 80 fixtures were made of opal acrylics, instead of glass, with the intention of making a less expensive product with the same lighting characteristics as a glass fixture. Being a man of the future, Poul Henningsen had been working with plastic materials as the new material for his fixtures shortly before his death. However, since he died in 1967, the quality of plastic materials at that time was not satisfactory. It was not until the mid 1970s that the plastic materials and work processes had developed to such a level that the shades could be made smooth, thus achieving the right quality.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: Ø 55 x H 131.5 cm
    White opal acrylic
    Shades: High pressure moulded white opal acrylic.
    Top shade: Black, high pressure moulded polycarbonate.
    Base: Black, high pressure moulded ABS.
    Stem: High lustre chrome plated, steel.
    Cable type: Vinyl cord with plug.
    Cable length: 3.3m.
    Light control: On/off switch on cord.
    Max. 15kg.
    Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground.
    F-mark: Yes.

  • Designer
    Poul Henningsen

    The Danish left-wing writer, architect and designer Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) saw electric light as a way of enlightening the people by improving the home and work environment. After comprehensive studies into glare-free multi shade lamps, the electric appliances manufacturer Louis Poulsen enabled him to create the first PH lamp in 1926. The PH lamp was an instant success, sold and used all over the world including the Bauhaus Dessau building.

    After the outbreak of WW2 sales fell and by October 1943 Henningsen left German occupied Denmark for Stockholm together with Arne Jacobsen. On his return to Denmark in 1945 Henningsen continued to develop the multi shade lamp system and created many of his most beautiful designs, many still in production, including the highly popular PH5 from 1958. Henningsen left over 100 sketches of lamp designs behind after his death, some which have later been put into production by Louis Poulsen.

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  • Delivery

    5-6 weeks
    Made to order item

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