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PH 3/2 WaterPump floor lamp - Limited edition

By Louis Poulsen

£1,765.00

  • Description

    In the 1950s, Louis Poulsen introduced a new reading lamp by Poul Henningsen, the celebrated pioneer of Danish design. Because of its adjustable arm that can be levered up and down, the lamp was immediately dubbed ‘The Water Pump’. In honor of Poul Henningsen’s legacy, the PH 3/2 Amber Coloured Glass Floor Lamp is Louis Poulsen’s PH Limited Edition 2019. The Water Pump retains PH’s famous three-shade system from 1926, which he invented to reduce glare and enhance illumination in his lamp designs. The shades are made of mouth-blown amber-coloured glass – golden on both sides and slightly translucent, which produces a warm and inviting light. In the late 1920s, Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen introduced coloured glass lamps to attract new customers, but perhaps the golden ambience that the shades created also reminded the designer of the old days before electricity became standard in every home, sitting at night in the soft glow of kerosene lamps. The base, stem and arm are made of untreated brushed brass that enhances the authentic feel of the Water Pump to create a sophisticated, yet intimate and cozy ambience in any interior. The light switch can be traced back to Henningsen’s 1927 table lamps. Also crafted from brushed brass, the through-switch is located at the end of the arm. Henningsen’s initials are beautifully engraved beneath the switch. The PH Limited Edition 2019 will be available between 1 October and 31 December.

  • Technical Info

    Please note that the brass is untreated. This means that the surface will change over time and develop a patina. This process may have already begun when the product is delivered.

    Finish: Amber coloured glass.Untreated brushed brass.
    Mounting: Amber coloured glass.Untreated brushed brass.
    Material: Shades: Handblown amber coloured three layered glass. Glossy on the outside, sandblasted on the inside. Baseplate, stem and arm: Brass, brushed and untreated.

    Light source: Light source 1x40W E27

    Dimensions:
    126 cm height
    Ø 29.6 cm base
    Ø 29 cm shade
    65 cm arm length

  • 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

    3-4 weeks
    Made to order item

£1,765.00
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