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Poul Henningsen PH 3/2 Glass Pendants for Louis Poulsen

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Poul Henningsen PH 3/2 glass pendants for Louis Poulsen. The PH 3/2 Pendant Light's shades are made of hand blown opal three layer glass, which is glossy on top and sandblasted matte on the underside, giving a soft and uniform light distribution. The PH 3/2 pendant light is composed of hand blown white opal glass shades and black chrome-plated or high luster chrome-plated brass. Please specify finish of choice when ordering. Shown in black chrome. Price is per item. Available in floor or table lamp models and in other finishes. The PH 3/2 pendant light is part of the three shade system developed by Paul Henningsen in 1925–1926. In this system, the metal shades are painted to ensure comfortable, uniform light distribution that is mainly directed downwards. Henningsen sought to create glare–free lighting and aim the light to where it most needed while creating soft shadows. CUL, IBEW, UL Listed. 1 X 75W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 incandescent lamp (not included). 153.5" max adjustable height In-stock lead time 2-3 weeks. Out of stock up to 8 weeks or more. Inventory availability subject to change. All sales are final.

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About the Designer

Poul Henningsen

The name Poul Henningsen is synonymous with the best and most innovative modern Scandinavian 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” (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.
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