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PH 5-4½ pendant lamp

By Louis Poulsen

Regular Price: £1,765.00

Special Price £1,500.25

  • Description

    Poul Henningsen's intention with the 4-shade fixture - as it was named at its birth in 1931 - was to make a fixture that could be mounted high-up, and become an alternative to the very often used chandeliers in domestic lighting. The big difference between the 4-shade and the 3-shade fixture was the ability of the 4-shade fixture to give more light to the walls. The fixture however did not have its great breakthrough until 1979.

    The trumpet-shaped top shade on the fixture provides illumination of the area above the three shades, which primarily direct the light downwards. A base reflector and a blue glare ring protect against glare from all angles. The strongest light is directly under the fixture. The shades have a matte white painted finish to ensure very comfortable lighting.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: Ø 46.6 x H 31.8 cm

    Colour: White
    Suspension type: Cable 3x0,75mm.
    Canopy: Yes
    Cable length: 300cm
    Weight: Max. 6kg.
    Class: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. ground.

    Light source: Max 1 x 200W E27
    Recommended alternative: E27 Liliput plus 30W, E27 Superduralux twist 35W

  • 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

Regular Price: £1,765.00

Special Price £1,500.25

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