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PH 4½-3½ table lamp

By Louis Poulsen


  • Description

    The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of hand-blown opal three-layer glass, which is glossy on top and sandblasted matte on the underside, giving a soft and diffuse light distribution.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: Ø 45 (Base Ø 24) x H:55cm

    Surface: High lustre chrome plated. White opal glass.
    Cable type: Vinyl cord with plug
    Cable length: 270cm
    Light control: Switch in lamp stand
    Weight: Max. 9kg
    Class: ingress protection IP20
    Electric shock protection II w/o ground

    Light source: Max 1 x 150W E27
    Alternative source: 1 x 23W Liliput Plus E27

  • 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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