Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Henningsen PH 3/2 Table or Desk Lamp

Unavailable
$2,800Asking Price

About

Signed and labeled Poul Henningsen PH 3/2 table or desk lamp by Louis Poulsen. Red enameled copper shades on polished brass stem, foot and socket cover. Louis Poulsen labels. Designed 1929. Late 20th century production.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer),Louis Poulsen (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Diameter: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Please contact us for a detailed condition report.
  • Seller Location
    Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU88501622642

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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.
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 1997
1stDibs seller since 2010
71 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Color Table Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Glass Table Lamp by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Glass

Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Table Lamp in Matte White by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
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 metal and painted white t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Louis Poulsen PH 4½-3½ Glass Table Lamp in Chrome by Poul Henningsen
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
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 hand blown opal three-lay...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Table Light by Poul Henningsen
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Poul Henningsen Ph 3½-2½ Table Lamp
By Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen
Located in Berkeley, CA
The louvre is 100% glare-free, with a design based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs most of the light downwards. For some variants, the top shade is...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 4/3 Table Lamp
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
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 metal and painted white t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Poul Henningsen Ph 4½-3½ Glass Table Lamp
By Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen
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-lay...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery