Poul Henningsen. Light Beyond Delimitation

Louis Poulsen celebrates the 125th birthday of Danish designer

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Poul Henningsen. Light Beyond Delimitation
05/09/2019 - Louis Poulsen celebrates Poul Henningsen’s 125th birthday with new versions of the PH Artichoke, PH 5 and PH 5 Mini.
 
Henningsen's pioneering work with the relationship between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction – and his fascination with “the good light” based on the human need for both darkness and light.
 
In 1926, seeking to enhance the illumination of the day and combat its uncomfortable and unflattering glare, Henningsen developed his revolutionary three-shade system, achieving softly diffused lighting that was pleasing to the eye and created more comfortable and inviting spaces for work and life.
 
Henningsen’s iconic luminaires have inspired generations of designers to push the boundaries of form and technology to humanize light and spaces, indoors and out. Over the decades, Henningsen's designs have proven their timeless appeal – and their ability to continually evolve through new editions and technological updates. The following new versions are a testament to the longevity of Henningsen’s industry-revolutionizing work.
PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke in Copper Rose
When Henningsen designed the iconic PH Artichoke for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen in 1958, he opted for a copper construction and a rose finish on the leaves’ interiors. Keeping the source of light hidden within its layers of leaves, the pendant creates soft, glare-free illumination.
 
In honor of Henningsen’s birthday, Louis Poulsen is launching the PH Artichoke in this same, original pairing, known for its exceptional softness and warmth, in both its appearance and light output.
 
PH 5/PH 5 Mini in Brass
Today, six decades after its first unveiling, Poul Henningsen’s celebrated PH 5 remains a testament to the visionary nature of Henningsen’s work to shape light. The result of Henningsen’s tireless mission to create the ultimate glare-free pendant, the PH 5 builds on his three-shade system for mostly downwardly-directed light.
 
To mark Henningsen's 125th birthday, Louis Poulsen is releasing both the PH 5 and the PH 5 Mini in commemorative editions that pair brass shades with white tiers. This is the first time the PH is being crafted with a brass finish. With their warm, mirror-like brass finish elegantly reflecting their surroundings, the pendants become a visually engaging, elegant, and sculptural addition to a room, whether they are turned on or off. The new golden tone fits beautifully into contemporary spaces, where the tendency is toward warm, organic hues.


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Poul Henningsen. Light Beyond Delimitation

Poul Henningsen. Light Beyond Delimitation

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH 5

PH 5

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH 5

PH 5

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke

PH 5

PH 5

PH 5

PH 5

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