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ph snowball pendant lamp

by Poul Henningsen from Louis Poulsen

ph snowball pendant lamp

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

The PH Snowball is considered the smaller version of the PH Louvre, made for the Adventist Church in Skodsborg, Denmark. But unlike the PH Louvre, the number of shades is reduced to just eight mounted on three legs - and the diameter of the fixture is also reduced due to the fact that it was intended for lower ceiling spaces.

Today it is made with white aluminum shades glossed on the top and matted on the underside. The top of the shades are glossy in order to create sparkling light. The undersides of the shades are matte to avoid reflections of the light source. PH Snowball is a 360-degree glare free luminaire. The geometry of the PH Snowball is designed to ensure all the illuminated surfaces of the shades are struck by the rays of light in the same angle, creating even illumination.

Poul Henningsen was Born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect but started practicing traditional functionalist 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.

* Incandescent version - requires 1x 22W A21/E26 bulb
* Integrated LED version (3000K) - choice of either 0-10v dimming or phase dimming (mains dimm)
* Integrated LED version (3000K - 1800K) - choice of either 0-10v dimming or phase dimming (mains dimm)

15.4" h | 15.7" dia

$4,200.00 + free shipping
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Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen practiced traditional functionalistic architecture. This led him to focus on what he would become most well-known for; lighting. During the German occupation he became part of a Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.
Honoring Danish design tradition, Louis Poulsen designs are based on the principle that form follows function. Passionate craft-ship, quality materials and innovative designs are instrumental in producing this iconic lighting.


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