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PH Glass table lamp, brass metallised

By Louis Poulsen


  • Description

    Poul Henningsen invented the three shade system in 1926. The reflective three shade system is based on the logarithmic spiral to make optimum use of the light source. PH determined the form of the shades by the way they were required to shape and reflect the light. The result is a beautiful, comfortable and glare-free light making both homes and people more beautiful.

  • Technical Info

    PH 2/1: Ø: 20 x H: 35.5 cm (Base Ø: 12 cm)
    PH 3/2: Ø: 29 x H: 47.2 cm (Base Ø: 15.5 cm)
    PH 3½-2½: Ø: 33 x H: 46.5 cm

    Shades: Mouth-blown white opal glass. Top plate: Brass metallised. Base and stem: Brass metallised.

    Mounting: Cable type: Plastic cord with plug. Cable length: 2.5m. Light control: In-line switch on cord.

    Weight: Max. 3kg.

    Class: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection II w/o ground. Energy Class A+ - E.

    Light source (NOT included):
    PH 2/1: 1x 33W QT-ax 14 G9
    PH 3/2: 1x 40W E-14
    PH 3½-2½: 1x 60W E14

  • 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

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