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Ph50 Pendant Lamp

ph50 pendant lamp

ph50 pendant lamp

Design Poul Henningsen, 1958
Spun aluminum, sand-blasted glass
Made in Denmark by Louis Poulsen

After 50 years of glare-free illumination, the PH 5 is celebrating its 1958 conception by introducing an exciting new spin-off, the PH 50. The PH 50 captures the spirit of the 4-shade design but spices up the classic luminaire with five new color options - Chili Red, Mint Blue, Wasabi Green, Coconut White and Olive Black. The PH 50's vibrant flair comes not only from the five color options but also from its new lustrous finish. While the classic PH 5 was designed with a matte finish, the PH 50 has glossy surfaces that reflect light off the colored shades. The PH 50 adds a colorful decorative element to any space.

The PH 50 consists of three reflecting shades, a cone and two smaller colored shades (red and blue) designed to improve the light source's color rendering properties. Red and blue was a natural choice because these two colors belong to the spectrum of which the human eye is least sensitive, and at the same time they weaken the yellow/green spectrum where the eye is most sensitive.

The pendant was designed to hang low above a table while at the same time giving a moderate light to the surroundings. The design of the visible reflectors ensures that light is directed both vertically and horizontally. Regardless of how the lamp is installed and no matter which incandescent bulb it is furnished with, the PH 5 was and is completely glare-free.

In Denmark you will see that approximately one in every two homes has a PH5 pendant.

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 lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925. 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.

11.1" h | 19.7" dia. | requires 1x200W /A-23 / IF medium bulb

$996.00 + 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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