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Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Danish, 1894-1967
Danish, 1894-1967

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.

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Creator: Poul Henningsen
Poul Henningsen PH 80 Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 80 floor lamp for Louis Poulsen. The PH 80 was put into production after Henningsen's death, as a celebration of what would have been his 80th birthday. A designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Poul Henningsen PH 4.5/3.5 Glass Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 4.5-3.5 glass floor lamp for Louis Poulsen. The PH 4½-3½ glass floor lamp is a member of the PH 3-shade family which was originally conceived in the winter of 1925...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Poul Henningsen 'PH 80' Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen in Black and White
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 80 floor lamp for Louis Poulsen in black and white. The PH 80 was put into production after Henningsen's death, as a celebration of what would have been his 80...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Poul Henningsen Floor Lamp 'Water Pump' by Louis Poulsen in Denmark
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare floor lamp model PH-2/2 ‘Water pump’ designed by Poul Henningsen. Produced by Louis Poulsen in Denmark.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Poul Henningsen Ph 80 Floor Lamp
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The fixture emits diffuse and symmetrical light. The majority of the light is directed downwards, and the opal acrylic shades provide comfortable room lighting. The red hue of the to...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen PH 3-2 1/2 Outdoor Bollard for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 3-2 1/2 outdoor bollard for Louis Poulsen. Based on Poul Henningsen's revolutionary reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downward...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Poul Henningsen Brass and Glass PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen brass and glass PH 3½-2½ floor lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in white opal glass and a brass, chrome or black metallized frame. The Industrial look of the black me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Poul Henningsen Floor Lamp Model Syvtallet by Louis Poulsen in Denmark
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare floor lamp model ‘Syvtallet’ / 7 designed by Poul Henningsen. Produced by Louis Poulsen in Denmark. Marked “Patented”.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Rare PH 3/2 Floor Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare PH 3/2 Floor Lamp by Poul Henningsen. Designed and manufactured in Denmark, 1931. Amber glass shade with original stamp, metal base and stem, original cord. We recommend one E27...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 3-2½ Bollard Outdoor Lamp in Black by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Weston, FL
The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades have a matte white painted interior s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Limited Edition Copper PH3½-2½ by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen 2016
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Tilburg, NL
Very rare copper limited edition PH3½-2½ floor lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen. Denmark, 2016. These lamps were sold exclusively from October till December 2016 because ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Copper

Louis Poulsen, Metal Floor Light by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, metal floor light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 550 x 1315 x 550, 7.4 kg Material: Shades: white opal acrylic and polycarbonate, stem in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Poul Henningsen PH 4/3 Floor Lamp, 1930
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare, early floor lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen with two layer opaline glass PH 4/3 shade set, bakelite socket and cover plate. The lamp is wired for US standards with br...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

Poul Henningsen PH 3½-2½ Opaline Glass Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen in Black
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 3½-2½ opaline glass floor lamp for Louis Poulsen in black. Executed in white opal glass with black metallized frame. The mouth-blown white opal glass shades soften...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Weston, FL
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Poul Henningsen PH 3½-2½ Opaline Glass and Chrome Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 3½-2½ Opaline Glass and Chrome Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in white opal glass with chrome frame. The chrome is simply classic. The mouth-blown white op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp in Brass by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Weston, FL
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp in Black by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Weston, FL
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp in Chrome by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Weston, FL
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Poul Henningsen 'PH 80' Floor Lamp for Louis Poulsen in White
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
Located in Glendale, CA
Poul Henningsen PH 80 floor lamp for Louis Poulsen in White. The PH 80 was put into production after Henningsen's death, as a celebration of what would have been his 80th birthda...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

PH 3/2 "Seven" Floor Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Henningsen PH 3/2 - 'Seven' floor lamp in burnished brass and frosted glass shades. Maker Loius Poulsen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Louis Poulsen PH 80 Floor Lamp in White Opal by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Weston, FL
The fixture emits diffuse and symmetrical light. The majority of the light is directed downwards, and the opal acrylic shades provide comfortable room lighting. The red hue of the to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Louis Poulsen PH 4½-3½ Glass Floor Lamp in Chrome by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Weston, FL
The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of handblown opal three-laye...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Ph 3½-2½ Floor Lamp with Frame of Black Metallic Steel by Pou Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
PH 3½-2½ floor lamp with frame of black metallic steel and brass designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured Louis Poulsen.
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1920s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Ph 4 1/2-3 1/2 Floor Lamp of Chrome with Shades of Opaline Glass
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
PH 4 1/2-3 1/2 floor lamp of chrome with shades of opaline glass. The lamp is in great vintage condition.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Poul Henningsen PH Floor Lamp
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of handblown opal three-laye...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 4½-3½ Glass Floor Lamp
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of handblown opal three-laye...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Louis Poulsen, Floor Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, floor light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width x height x length (mm) 330 x 1300 x 330, 6.8 kg Material: Shades in mouth-blown white opal glass with the stem and ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Louis Poulsen, Glass Floor Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Louis Poulsen, glass floor light by Poul Henningsen Measures: Width 450 x height 1250 x length 450(mm), 15.5 kg Material: Shades in mouth-blown white opal glass with top plate an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

PH 3½/2½ Floor Lamp by Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen, 2002
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Lejre, DK
PH3½/2½ floor lamp designed by Poul Henningsen in 2002 and manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The lamp is part of the 3/2 Family and is with shades of white opal glass and stem of chrome...
Category

Early 2000s Danish Scandinavian Modern Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Poul Henningsen 'Snowdrop' Ph 3/2 Standard Floor Lamp, 1931
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Poul Henningsen PH 3/2 standard floor lamp, model 'Snowdrop'. Made in the 1930s by Louis Poulsen. Base of brown brass and fitting of black bakelite. Original glass shades of 1-layere...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Poul Henningsen Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Poul Henningsen floor lamps for sale on 1stDibs

Floor lamps by Poul Henningsen are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Poul Henningsen floor lamps there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock, we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original floor lamps by Poul Henningsen were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 21st century and contemporary.. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider floor lamps by Le Klint, Holm Sørensen and Arne Jacobsen. The prices for Poul Henningsen floor lamps can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,105 and tops out at $26,015, while pieces like these can sell for $2,228 on average.

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