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PH Artichoke glass pendant lamp

By Louis Poulsen

Regular Price: £19,820.00

Special Price £16,847.00

  • Description

    The glass version of PH Artichoke dates back to 1927-31 when Poul Henningsen designed a glass pendant named PH Septima, a pendant with seven glass shades which was manufactured by Louis Poulsen until 1940 when it was phased out due to lack of materials during the war. Asked to design a fixture for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in 1958, Poul Henningsen completed the assignment in three months as the PH Artichoke was based on the ideas behind PH Septima.The PH Artichoke divided the shades into 'picket fences' as Poul Henningsen called them, and it was made of copper.

    PH Artichoke Glass, made of hand-made, sandblown glass, it has an expression similar to that of PH Septima. The soft light is diffused through the leaves to produce soft comfortable light. Lit as well as unlit, the fixture leaves have an ice look that adds elegance and lightness to any room. The mounting of the leaves can only be done once the fitting is suspended from the ceiling and therefore specially trained staff from Louis Poulsen will assemble the light, which is included in the price.

  • Technical Info

    Clear glass, sandblasted.

    Ø 48 cm, 200W
    Ø 60 cm, 500W
    Ø 72 cm, 500W
    Ø 84 cm, 500W

    The mounting of the leaves can only be done once the fitting is suspended from the ceiling and therefore specially trained staff from Louis Poulsen will assemble the light, which is included in the price.

  • 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: £19,820.00

Special Price £16,847.00

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