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Rare Iconic Vintage 1959 Poul Henningsen PH 5 Chandelier Pendant Lamp

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Rare Iconic vintage PH 5 chandelier pendant lamps from 1959. Poul Henningsen designed this iconic lamp in 1958 and in September of the same year they were presented to the public at Illums Bolighus. And we are presenting here an identical pair. These lamps have never been altered or restored and are in original condition with their original purple paint and with age related wear and patina. These lamps are over 60 years old and therefore do have a few small nicks, scratches and fading of the paint. But are in fantastic condition for their age. They have been fitted with new twisted cloth cable and also grounded.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Diameter: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1959
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Originally this lamp was not grounded but being a class 1 lamp it has now been earthed. Rewired: This iconic lamp is in original condition But has been rewired with 170 cm of twisted cotton cable and also grounded. Wear consistent with age and use. These lamps are 61 years old and in original condition They therefore have patina and fading of the paint But are in overall fantastic condition for their age.
  • Seller Location
    Søborg, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3823120961232

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    Ships From: Søborg, Denmark
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About Poul Henningsen (Designer)

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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