ph artichoke pendant lamp

ph artichoke pendant lamp

ph artichoke pendant lamp

Design Poul Henningsen, 1958
Spun aluminum, steel
Made in Denmark by Louis Poulsen

The PH Artichoke is considered to be a classical masterpiece. It was designed by Poul Henningsen more than 40 years ago.

The structure is made of twelve steel arches. On this structure PH (Poul Henningsen) placed 72 copper "leaves" in twelve circular rows with six blades in each row. Because each row is staggered from the previous, all 72 leaves are able to "cover for each other". This design allows viewing the fixture from any angle without being able to see the light source located in the center of the PH Artichoke.

The original PH Artichokes were developed for a restaurant in Copenhagen called the Langelinie Pavilion, and they are still hanging there today.

Poul Henningsen was Born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect but started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, which led to a focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. His field of occupation also included areas of writing and. At the beginning of WWII, like other creatives, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.

His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen Lighting still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction-compared to man's need for light remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.

18.9" dia. | 18.4" h | requires 1x200W max A-23 CL medium

18.9" dia.: $10,126.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
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Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture. This led him to focus on what he would become the most well-known for, lighting; although he also had a significant literary career. At the beginning of WWII, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.
Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen was founded in 1874. Some of the company’s best designers were Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. Henningsen created the well known PH-Lamps line and the iconic “Artichoke” Lamps. For over 70 years Louis Poulsen has been working with visionary designers, thus the Danish company has become one of the worlds most innovative manufacturers of lighting solutions. The revolutionary ideas of designers and and architects such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen could become reality only by profound production know how.
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