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PH 5 Pendant Lamp - Copper

By Louis Poulsen

£823.00

  • Description

    In 2018, six decades after its first unveiling,the PH5 pendant remains Louis Poulsen’s best selling design: a testament to the revolutionary nature of Henningsen’s work to shape light.
    Now, in celebration of one of the most iconic design, Louis Poulsen is releasing a commemorative edition that pair copper shades and white tiers.

    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.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: Ø:50 x H:26.7cm
    Finish: White mat powder coated. Untreated polished copper
    Material: Shades: spuncopper, spunaluminium. Anti-glaredisc: copper. Struts: white, rolledaluminium.
    Mounting: Suspension type: Cable 2x0,75mm² (Mini), 2x1mm². White canopy. 3m white textile cord.

    Light source: 1X20W E14 (Mini), 1X75W E27
    Weight: Max: 1.0 (Mini), 2.2 kg
    Classes: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground.

    The copper shades are spun from a plate, then carefully polished on the outside for a mirror-like surface and painted white on the inside to obtain optimal reflective ability. Each lamp is made at the Louis Poulsen factory in Vejen, Denmark.

    The polished copper shades are untreated–the are not lacquered.
    They will patinate over time. The patination can be removed by carefully polishing the copper.The patination will give the shades a beautiful vintage feel.

  • 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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