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Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Lamp
By Louis Poulsen
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Lamp, Concentric rows of Copper “leaves,” painted white on the underside
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Copper

Ph Louvre by Poul Henningsen ceiling light
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Brussels, BE
the PH Artichoke lamp and the PH5 pendant light. This geometric lamp is composed of a white-lacquered
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

PH Artichoke Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen, White, 1958
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
glare-free light that is cast and its decorative structure, the PH Artichoke Lamp is the ideal option
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Poul Henningsen “PH-5” Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1960s
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
. Poul Henningsen – or PH – designed the world-renowned PH lamp series, the Artichoke, the PH80, the PH-5
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

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Metal, Brass

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant – Small
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
quality of light and atmosphere surrounding the product is kept at the highest level. The PH Artichoke was
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant – Large
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
quality of light and atmosphere surrounding the product is kept at the highest level. The PH Artichoke was
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant, Medium
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
quality of light and atmosphere surrounding the product is kept at the highest level. The PH Artichoke was
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant, X-Large
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
quality of light and atmosphere surrounding the product is kept at the highest level. The PH Artichoke was
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Pendant Lamp PH Artichoke by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian pendant lamp PH Artichoke by Poul Henningsen. Ø 84 cm. Edition from
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Poul Henning for Poulsen Denmark, White PH Artichoke Ceiling Lamp 72 cm
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Renens, CH
Poul Henning for Poulsen Denmark, White PH Artichoke Ceiling Lamp 72 cm The PH Artichoke was
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Early Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen 'PH Artichoke' Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, 'PH-Artichoke' pendant, stainless steel Denmark, design 1957
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Stainless Steel

Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Brass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Brass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Brass, Steel

Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Copper Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' copper chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Copper, Steel

Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Glass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH glass Artichoke chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant light
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Steel Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Steel Chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel

Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Vintage PH Artichoke Pendant Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in EL Waalre, NL
not harsh and glaring but shed warm, soft light. The first lamps in the "PH" range were shown at the
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Brass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' brass chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Brass, Steel

Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Glass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Poul Henningsen PH glass Artichoke chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal, Chrome, Aluminum

Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in Black
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' chandelier for Louis Poulsen in black. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Copper Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' copper chandelier for Louis Poulsen The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Copper, Steel

Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Steel Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' steel chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel

Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Steel Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' steel chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel

Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Brass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' brass chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Brass, Steel

Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Glass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Small Poul Henningsen PH glass Artichoke chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal, Chrome, Aluminum

Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Copper Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' copper chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Copper, Steel

Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Fixture in Copper
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A striking iconic design is this PH Artichoke fixture designed by Poul Henningsen. It is in the
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20th Century Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Iconic PH Artichoke by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, New & Customizable
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Tilburg, NL
Iconic PH Artichoke by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - New & Customizable If you talk about
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Copper, Steel

Iconic Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke Ø480 by Louis Poulsen in Steel
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Tilburg, NL
Iconic Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke Ø480 by Louis Poulsen in RVS If you talk about iconic
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Steel

Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Brass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Extra large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' brass chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Steel, Brass

Iconic Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke Ø720 by Louis Poulsen in Copper
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Tilburg, NL
the most interesting lamps out there. This large - 72cm - Artichoke in copper by Louis Poulsen is a
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Copper, Steel

Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in Black
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in Black. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in Black
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' chandelier for Louis Poulsen in black. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Steel Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Steel Chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Small Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Copper Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Copper Chandelier for Louis Poulsen The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Copper, Steel

Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Glass Chandelier for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Extra large Poul Henningsen PH glass Artichoke chandelier for Louis Poulsen. The PH Artichoke
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Extra large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' chandelier for Louis Poulsen in White. The PH
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' Chandelier for Louis Poulsen in Black
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Extra Large Poul Henningsen 'PH Artichoke' chandelier for Louis Poulsen in Black. The PH
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum, Steel

Poul Henningsen "Plate" PH-Lamp Patinated Copper, Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1958
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Odense, DK
lamp must not blind and by way of geometry and mathematical formulae Poul Henningsen designed the PH
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Attributed to Poul Henningsen Artichoke, 1957
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
the world as the first inventor who combined science and art. Representative works include PH lamp
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Big Mid-Century Modern Artichoke by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Weesp, NL
Elevate your space with the epitome of timeless elegance and iconic design – the PH Artichoke
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass, Steel

First Edition Poul Henningsen 'Artichoke' Chandelier with Copper Shades
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, 'PH-Artichoke' pendant, patinated copper, design 1957
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

PH Grand Piano Vintage Model 'mid 1930's' by Poul Henningsen, Modern, Sculptural
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
renowned designer of lighting systems including the PH Lamp and Artichoke Lamp. Around 15 years ago it has
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Musical Instruments

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Chrome

Unusual Poul Henningsen PH-4/4 Stamped P.H-4 'D.R.P' Deutsche Reichs Patent .
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Hanging lamp. Model PH-4/4 Normal treph lamp patent P.H Treph lamp with glass shades Sing P.H-4
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Vintage 1920s Danish Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Iron

PH Artichoke Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) PH Artichoke Lamp / Koglen. Pendent with copper shades. Designed in
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen Ph. Artichoke Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A PH Artichoke medium lamp pendant. Designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting. The
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen Small Ph. Artichoke Lamp
Located in San Francisco, CA
A PH Artichoke Small Lamp Pendant. Designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting. The
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2010s Chandeliers and Pendants

PH Artichoke Lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, 1950s
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Porto, PT
PH artichoke pendant lamp designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, 1950s. Artichoke', with
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Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Early Extra Large, Ph Artichoke Lamp by Poul Henningsen Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Artichoke designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen (Denmark) in the early
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

Early Large Ph Artichoke Copper Lamp by Poul Henningsen Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Artichoke designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen (Denmark) in the early
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Copper

Louis Poulsen Ph Artichoke Poul Henningsen Extra White Pendant
By Poul Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Presents a PH Artichoke extra lamp pendant. Designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen Lighting
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

unique vintage ´Artichoke` pendant lamp in copper by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) PH´s Artichoke pendant/lamp with copper shades, iconic for the danish
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Copper

"PH Artichoke" Lamp by Poul Henningsen, Denmark, 1970s
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Hägersten, SE
Ceiling lamp model "Artichoke" designed by Poul Henningsen. This piece produced by Louis Poulsen in
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

'Artichoke' Ceiling Lamp By Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Artichoke lamp was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in
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Vintage 1960s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke Pendant Lamp, for Louis Poulsen, 1958
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
Original PH Artichoke pendant lamp of the circa 1959. Not a reproduction!! The PH Artichoke lamp
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

PH Artichoke Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen, White, 1958
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
fixture. Due to the glare-free light that is cast and its decorative structure, the PH Artichoke Lamp is
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

PH Artichoke Kobber Lamp "Poul Henningsen"
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Kastrup, DK
"Poul Henningsen" kobber lamp PH Artichoke. Designed in 1958. Have been hanging in the samme office
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Vintage 1960s Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

PH Artichoke Copper Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Poulsen, Denmark. PH Artichoke (1958) is a 360-degree glare free luminaire created by 72 copper leaves
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Vintage 1950s Danish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Chrome

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Ph Artichoke Lamp For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the ph artichoke lamp you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each ph artichoke lamp for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, copper and chrome. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer ph artichoke lamp, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each ph artichoke lamp bearing Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Ph Artichoke Lamp?

Prices for a ph artichoke lamp start at $8,400 and top out at $13,540 with the average selling for $9,782.

Poul Henningsen for sale on 1stDibs

The name Poul Henningsen is synonymous with the best and most innovative modern Scandinavian lamps and other lighting. The Danish designer created a signature vocabulary of fixtures with tiered and layered shades in sculptural arrangements that are at once naturalistic and geometric. 

Henningsen grew up in a town on the outskirts of Copenhagen and studied architecture at the Technical University of Denmark. He would become a noted art critic, journalist and screenwriter, but his first love was lighting design.

Henningsen’s childhood home was illuminated by oil lamps. When his family switched to electrified lighting, he was alarmed and repelled by the harsh glare cast by an incandescent bulb, and in his late teens he began conducting quasi-scientific experiments to measure which materials and methods best diffused or reflected light to give it a warm brightness. His work came to the attention of the lighting-fixtures firm Louis Poulsen, which sponsored the development of a prototype lamp. The design won a gold medal at the 1925 Paris Expositions Internationales des Arts Decóratifs et Industriels Modernes — from which the term Art Deco derives. The lamp, whose three-part shade is said to be inspired by the arrangement of a dinner plate atop a soup bowl atop a teacup, became the basis for Henningsen’s most successful design, the PH 4/3 desk lamp.

All told, Henningsen would design some 100 lighting fixtures in his career. Some of his most notable creations are hanging lamps, which include the Septima (1929), a pendant composed of seven graduated frosted-glass layers; the Spiral (1942), made of a single ribbon of enameled aluminum; and the Artichoke lamp (1958), whose 70 glass or metal fins in a staggered and graduated arrangement on a central steel frame resemble those of its namesake. The last is likely Henningsen’s masterwork and an icon of mid-20th-century design. Like all Henningsen lighting designs, it is striking, sculptural and — thanks to his insistence on the primacy of the quality of the light cast — superbly functional.

Find a collection of authentic Poul Henningsen table lamps, floor lamps and other lighting on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right chandeliers-pendant-lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.