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Poul Henningsen PH Septima
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Dronten, NL
The PH Septima is regarded as one of Poul Henningsen’s most refined pendants. When exhibited for
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

Poul Henningsen PH Septima
Poul Henningsen PH Septima
H 15.95 in Dm 19.69 in
PH 5/3 pendant by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
PH 5/3 pendant in brass and red painted metal. 1949. Poul Henningsen / Louis Poulsen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal, Brass

PH 5/3 pendant by Poul Henningsen
PH 5/3 pendant by Poul Henningsen
H 11.82 in Dm 19.69 in
Poul Henningsen Ph Snowball Pendant
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
remains dark. Poul Henningsen designed his first lights back in 1925/1926 for an exhibition in Paris. His
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Louvre Pendant
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
attractive reflection of the diffused light, creating uniform light distribution around the fixture. Poul
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Orange Pendant Ph-4/3 by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A group of eight orange lacquered metal pendants by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, Denmark
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vintage Poul HENNINGSEN PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Berlin, Berlin
Vintage Poul HENNINGSEN PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Poul Henningsen Ph 5 Mini Pendant
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
-free. The pendant was christened PH 5 due to the 50 cm diameter of the main shade. Poul Henningsen
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 3½-3 Pendant
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
½-3 pendant. The PH 3½-3 pendant is based on Poul Henningsen’s original drawings from the late1920s
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant – Small
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant where
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant – Large
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant where
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant, Medium
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant where
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 4/3 Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
, comfortable light distribution. Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system during 1925/1926. The first
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 3/2 Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
, and creating soft shadows while using incandescent bulbs as a light source. The PH 3/2 Pendant is a
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 2/1 Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
, and creating soft shadows while using incandescent bulbs as a light source. The PH 2/1 Pendant is a
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 6½-6 Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
to ensure very comfortable lighting. Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system during 1925/1926
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 5-4½ Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
to ensure very comfortable lighting. Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system during 1925/1926
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Ph Louvre by Poul Henningsen ceiling light
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Brussels, BE
Iconic "PH Louvre" ceiling light designed by Poul Henningsen and produced by Louis Poulsen in
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen, PH 4½/4 Pendant Light
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful PH 4½/4 pendant light by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen with opaline glass shade set
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 4½-4 Glass Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 4½-4 Glass Pendant for Louis Poulsen. The PH 4½ - 4 glass pendant light
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Chrome, Aluminum

Poul Henningsen 'PH 4½-4' Glass Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Tilburg, NL
Poul Henningsen 'PH 4½-4' glass pendant for Louis Poulsen. Poul Henningsen designed the three
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph Artichoke Pendant, X-Large
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant where
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen PH 3½-3 Glass Pendant
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
PH 3½-3 Glass Pendant is one of many advanced projects undertaken by Poul Henningsen in the
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers an...

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Chrome

Poul Henningsen PH Snowball Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH snowball pendant for Louis Poulsen. The PH snowball pendant light emits
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH Septima Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH Septima pendant for Louis Poulsen. Designed in 1928, the PH Septima is regarded
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and ...

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Glass

Charlottenborg Pendant, Model Ph, Poul Henningsens, Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Charlottenborg pendant, model PH 5-4½/1x70W E27 by Ebbe Christensen & Sophus Frandsen based on Poul
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Mid-20th Century 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

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Stainless Steel

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Copper Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 copper pendant for Louis Poulsen. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum, Copper

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Brass Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 brass pendant for Louis Poulsen. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Brass, Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 4/3 Pendant for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 4/3 pendant for Louis Poulsen. Executed in a refined white painted metal frame
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Scandinavian Modern Monumental Poul Henningsen Ph Louvre Pendant Light
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
This stunning large-scale Poul Henningsen "PH Louvre" pendant lamp for Louis Poulsen pendant is
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Iconic Rare 1st Edition Poul Henningsen PH 5 Chandelier Pendant Lamp from 1959
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Søborg, DK
Iconic rare 1st edition vintage PH 5 chandelier pendant lamp from 1959 in red. Poul Henningsen
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Iconic Rare 1st Edition Poul Henningsen PH 5 Chandelier Pendant Lamp from 1958
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Søborg, DK
Iconic rare 1st edition vintage PH 5 chandelier pendant lamp from 1958 in purple ( series 1
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Poul Henningsen PH 3½-3 Pendants for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
The PH 3½-3 pendants are an addition to the Louis Poulsen PH collection and are based on Poul
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Copper, Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Rose
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in rose. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Red
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in red. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Green
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in Green. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Orange
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in orange. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Blue
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in blue. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Grey
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in grey. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic PH 5
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 3/2 Akademikrone
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Vienna, AT
The three bright spots are designed on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The screens are made of three-layer blown ...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Chrome, Steel

PH 3/2 Pendant by Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
PH 3/2 pendant designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The lamp is of white
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Vintage 1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Opaline Glass

Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Vintage PH Artichoke Pendant Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Copenhagen. Description A lacquered and chromed steel pendant, model PH Artichoke. Designed in 1958 by Poul
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel, Chrome

Poul Henningsen PH 5-4½ Pendant Lamp for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5-4½ Pendant Lamp for Louis Poulsen. This architecturally versatile four-shade
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Metal, Aluminum

Early Poul Henningsen "PH-3/3" in Brass & Glass Pendant by Louis Poulsen, 1920s
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare and early mid century Scandinavian modern pendant by Poul Henningsen in patinated brass
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Vintage 1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass

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...

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Steel

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-3 Color Pendant by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Louis Poulsen PH 2/1 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Glass

Louis Poulsen PH 6½-6 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen Ceiling Lamps Model PH Kontrast Produced by Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Ceiling lamps model PH Kontrast designed by Poul Henningsen. Produced by Louis Poulsen in Denmark
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke 600 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke 720 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke 840 Pendant Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Chandelier PH Artichoke by Poul Henningsen 1960
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Chandelier, known as the PH Artichoke and designed by Poul
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Iconic Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke Ø720 by Louis Poulsen in Copper
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Tilburg, NL
If you talk about iconic lighting designs, the Artichoke pendant designed by Poul Henningsen is
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Copper, Steel

Louis Poulsen PH Louvre Pendant in White by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in New York, NY
The fixture provides 100% glare-free light. The geometrical, spherical design is based on the principle of illuminating all surfaces at the same angle. This ensures uniform light aro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum, Brass

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in All Black
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 pendant for Louis Poulsen in all black. Poul Henningsen introduced his iconic
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Classic White
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 5 Pendant for Louis Poulsen in Classic White. Poul Henningsen introduced his
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and...

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Aluminum

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Poul Henningsen Ph Pendant For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal poul henningsen ph pendant for your home. Each poul henningsen ph pendant for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, aluminum and glass. Find 561 options for an antique or vintage poul henningsen ph pendant now, or shop our selection of 170 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer poul henningsen ph pendant, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A poul henningsen ph pendant made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular.

How Much is a Poul Henningsen Ph Pendant?

The average selling price for a poul henningsen ph pendant at 1stDibs is $1,518, while they’re typically $243 on the low end and $71,202 for the highest priced.

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.