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Vintage Poul Henningsen PH5 Pendant Lamp

US$792.72per item

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Vintage Poul Henningsen’s PH5 ceiling lamp produced by Louis Poulsen, Denmark. This lamp is in very good condition, no scratches or noticeable signs of wear, it has been tested and provided with new cotton wiring. Condition: Very good. Origination: Denmark, 1960s Dimensions: (Approximately) Height: 28 cm Diameter: 50 cm E27 bulb, works with 120v US voltage. No bulb supplied.

Details

  • Creator
    Louis Poulsen (Maker),Poul Henningsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.03 in. (28 cm)Diameter: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Rewired: Replaced old wiring. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Renens, CH
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5599223045622

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Orbe, Switzerland
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 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.
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