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Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Color Table Lamp by Poul Henningsen

US$1,548per item

About

Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-1914 and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-1917. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. The louvre is 100% glare-free with a design based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs most of the light downwards. The white painted lower surface of the top shade gently directs the light downwards. The two bottom mouth-blown opal glass shades ensure a large glare-free light surface, making optimum use of the light source to provide comfortable, functional lighting. The opal glass shades are shiny on the outside and matte on the inside. Material: Deep drawn aluminum. Silk matte brown, copper, Light Source: 1x 10W LED, Bulb Type: G16.5, Bulb Included: No, Voltage: 120V.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer),Louis Poulsen (Manufacturer)
  • Design
    PH 3/2 Table LampPH Shade Lamps
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.7 in. (44.96 cm)Diameter: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    8-9 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Weston, FL
  • Reference Number
    5744902731574490272857449027155744902702

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    US$175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Weston, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

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About the Design

PH 3/2 Table Lamp

Designed by Poul Henningsen
The PH 3/2 table lamp isn’t just striking; it’s scientific and caring, too. A series of stacked concentric shades, initially made of metal or glass, helps evenly distribute reflected light while concealing the source at its center, creating diffuse illumination that’s much gentler on the eyes than the harsh glare from a bare light bulb, which, in the early days of electric lighting, was an off-putting evolution from the welcoming glow of gas lamps. Designed by Poul Henningsen (1894–1967) in the late-1920s as part of a series that would include around 100 designs, the PH 3/2 table lamp can be traced all the way back to its creator’s humble boyhood.Henningsen was a product of his time. The son of famous Danish writer Agnes Henningsen, the designer and architect grew up at the turn of the century in a small Danish town without electricity, and the soft glow of the gas lights of his childhood left an impression. Henningsen would go on to work in a variety of fields, but as a lighting designer, he sought to emulate the effect of gas-lamp lighting with the then-new electric fixtures of the era. After studying at the Danish College of Technology, Henningsen began designing restaurants, residences and factories in Copenhagen. In 1924, he joined Danish lighting firm Louis Poulsen & Co., where he conducted a series of studies analyzing a lampshade’s function.The modern and wildly nontraditional PH lamp design that resulted from Henningsen’s exploration would characterize his subsequent collection of artful lighting, such as the 3/2 table lamp, which ultimately suits different spaces and functions in its wealth of variations. His Paris light — an early PH configuration he would refine later — earned him a gold medal for modern lighting at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in France. Louis Poulsen put the PH lamps into production soon afterward, and a long and fruitful collaboration began. In 1958, the partnership yielded another modern-day classic, the dramatic and revolutionary Artichoke lamp. Today, the PH 3/2 table lamp is still available from Louis Poulsen.
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