Mid-Century modern scandinavian pendant lamp PH Artichoke Brass, 4 sizes, by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen

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Mid-Century modern scandinavian pendant lamp PH Artichoke Brass, 4 sizes, by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen *Required step

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In 1958, Poul Henningsen designed the PH Artichoke for the Langelinie Pavilion, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant, in which the PH Artichoke continues to enchant guests to this day, where the pendant is regarded as an international design icon. The distinctive shape and design of the pendant ensures a completely glare-free light no matter from which angle it is viewed. This is due to the 72 carefully placed leaves that have also inspired the name of the pendant. Today, the PH Artichoke is still partly assembled by hand to ensure high quality. And yes it is true that it takes up a lot of space. However, the quality of light and the sheer elegance is truly unparalleled. The famous luminaire is still available in its original cobber finish. Over time, versions in brushed and polished steel, brass and white metal have been added, and these continue to emphasise the versatility and timeless silhouette of the pendant. The PH Artichoke Black is introduced in 2020. With a perfect matt black finish, this version consolidates a bold look for an edgier interior without compromising on either design or quality of light.

The PH Artichoke pendant lamp is produced in 4 different sizes, up to diameter 84 cm, and in 6 finishes : Copper - Stainless steel or brass, brushed or varnished - White - Polished stainless steel - Black, white interior.

Recommended bulb: E27, 100W. LED optional

Year 1958
Dimensions See picturesCable : 4 m. Weight : 6 kg
Material Material: Leaves: Brass. Frame: Bright chrome plated steel. Canopy: Yes Cord length: 4 m Cord type: White fabric w/wire
Style Classique
Neuf
Origin Denmark
Fournisseur Louis Poulsen

Poul Henningsen

Denmark (1894-1967)

Danish architect Poul Henningsen, known by his initials, PH was obsessed with light. He is the legendary creator of the lighting series carrying his name. He can be said to be the worlds first lighting architect.

Poul Henningsen devoted his entire career to investigating the importance of light for our well being. He worked on the theory that the observer should not be subjected to direct glare from the electric light source. Henningsen used a series of layered shades to both spread the light and conceal the light bulb, thus creating a softer more diffused lighting. One of Denmark's major figures in 20th-century lighting design, Henningsen was also an independent architect, designer of theatre interiors and tubular steel furniture, critic, and editor of the magazine Kritisk Revy (Critical Review). Highly critical of the widespread lack of imagination in domestic lighting in Copenhagen, Henningsen came to prominence with the first of his multi-shade lamps designed in 1924, setting the pattern for his subsequent lighting work. Known as the Paris Lamp (and later as the PH lamp) it won a competition for a light fitting for the Paris Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels of 1925, where he was awarded a Gold Medal, and was put into production by the Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen.

Henningsen's design principles were based on the scientific analysis of the ways in which lampshades distribute light, glare, and reflection. The PH lampshades were composed of a series of separate, interleaved elements that gently diffused the light throughout the space in which it was situated as well as directing it downwards