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Pendant light PH 5 by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen. Denmark 1970s


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Width: 50 centimeters, Height: 28 centimeters, Depth: 50 centimeters

The PH 5 is the most successful light of danish master Poul Henningsen

The origins of this multi shade light was created in 1925 when it was presented at the Paris world fair. For this reason it was first nick named “Paris”. Henningsen applied the principles of this lamp for the rest of his career. In 1958 it had developed into the PH 5. Poul Henningsen had been busy with the mystery of light since he was 18. He had grown up in the soft glow of oil lamps and recoiled at the new culture of electric lamps and blinding light. It led to research seeking harmony in lighting. The result was a multi-shade lamp, or a glare-free shade consisting of several parts whose size, shape and position were designed to affect the distribution and volume of light.

This color combination of the PH 5 in matte light grey/off white, red, blue and purple came out in the 1970s. It is in great condition but with one small damage on the top of the top disc as seen in the close up photo.

Standard E27 light bulb socket and original textile cable.

I try to make the pictures reflect the true look, color and condition of the piece. If you have any questions or want additional photos please send a PM before buying.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 40 cm

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