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PH 5 Mini pendant lamp - Brass

By Louis Poulsen


  • Description

    Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 as a follow-up to his celebrated three-shade system, which launched in 1926 and put Louis Poulsen on the map as a leading manufacturer of innovative lighting. Henningsen’s goal: to make light softer and more flattering in an era when electric lighting was still new and marked by unwanted glare.

    Six decades after the lighting pioneer created his celebrated PH 5 pendant, the design remains Louis Poulsen’s bestseller.

    The sculptural PH 5 was the result of Henningsen’s tireless mission to create the ultimate glare-free pendant, and is a development of his three-shade system for mostly downward-directed light. The design eliminates glare and creates an inviting, comfortable ambience.

  • Technical Info

    The polished brass shades are untreated – therefore they will patinate over time. Polishing it is not recommend by Louis Poulsen, as it is difficult to remove polish close to the struts and the anti-glarering cannot be reached thoroughly. The patination will give the shades a beautiful vintage feel.

    Diameter 30 cm, Height 16.3 cm

    Finish: White mat powder coated. Untreated polished brass

    Shades: spun brass, spun aluminium.
    Anti-glare disc: brass.
    Struts: white, rolled aluminium.

    Suspension type: Cable 2x0,75mm² - White canopy. 3m white textile cord.

    Light source: 1X20W E14 (Not included)

    Weight: Max: 1.0 kg

    Classes: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground.

  • 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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