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Limited Edition Poul Henningsen PH 3 1/2 Pendants in Copper

US$2,275per item

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Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, pendant model PH 3 1/2, copper and glass, Denmark, 1929 The PH 3 1/2 model is an old stock limited edition that is part of the 3-shade PH design that is considered being Poul Henningsen's most iconic and most artistic pieces. He designed multiple variations of the three shade PH lights with the PH 3 1/2 being one of the smaller models with a diameter of 33 cm. The top shade is executed in brilliant radiant bronze that will get a nice patina over time. The two lower shades are executed in frosted glass, which creates a warm light effect. The bronze is lacquered in the color off-white on the inside. Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a Danish architect and designer and is known today for his iconic lighting designs. He was a pioneer in this field, playing artistically with light that had never been shown before in his time. In 1925, Poul Henningsen started his collaboration with the Danish brand Louis Poulsen. Until his death in 1967, Poul worked with the lighting brand and designed ingenious lights that feature a strong relationship between shadows, the structure of light and the representation of color. Poul Henningsen attained worldwide fame after first showing his PH selection on the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs in 1925, which was a Modern Industrial design show in Paris. Please note that the price is for one item and not for the set depicted.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer),Louis Poulsen (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 66.93 in. (170 cm)Diameter: 13 in. (33 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration requests can be done. We guarantee a very high quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450135301stDibs: LU933119981582

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Poul Henningsen

The name Poul Henningsen is synonymous with the best and most innovative modern Scandinavian lamps and other lighting. The Danish designer created a signature vocabulary of fixtures with tiered and layered shades in sculptural arrangements that are at once naturalistic and geometric. Henningsen grew up in a town on the outskirts of Copenhagen and studied architecture at the Technical University of Denmark. He would become a noted art critic, journalist and screenwriter, but his first love was lighting design. Henningsen’s childhood home was illuminated by oil lamps. When his family switched to electrified lighting, he was alarmed and repelled by the harsh glare cast by an incandescent bulb, and in his late teens he began conducting quasi-scientific experiments to measure which materials and methods best diffused or reflected light to give it a warm brightness. His work came to the attention of the lighting-fixtures firm Louis Poulsen, which sponsored the development of a prototype lamp. The design won a gold medal at the 1925 Paris Expositions Internationales des Arts Decóratifs et Industriels Modernes — from which the term Art Deco derives. The lamp, whose three-part shade is said to be inspired by the arrangement of a dinner plate atop a soup bowl atop a teacup, became the basis for Henningsen’s most successful design, the PH 4/3 desk lamp.All told, Henningsen would design some 100 lighting fixtures in his career. Some of his most notable creations are hanging lamps, which include the Septima (1929), a pendant composed of seven graduated frosted-glass layers; the Spiral (1942), made of a single ribbon of enameled aluminum; and the Artichoke lamp (1958), whose 70 glass or metal fins in a staggered and graduated arrangement on a central steel frame resemble those of its namesake. The last is likely Henningsen’s masterwork and an icon of mid-20th-century design. Like all Henningsen lighting designs, it is striking, sculptural and — thanks to his insistence on the primacy of the quality of the light cast — superbly functional.Find a collection of authentic Poul Henningsen table lamps, floor lamps and other lighting on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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