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Poul Henningsen Chrome and Glass PH 2/1 Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen

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Poul Henningsen chrome and glass PH 2/1 table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in mouth blown white opal glass and high luster chrome plated metal finish. The mouth-blown three-layer opal white glass shades soften the overall look of the lamp and illuminate its surroundings with a perfect, harmonious and glare-free light that only the Classic three-shade system is capable of emitting. The shades are glossy on top and sandblasted matte underneath to provide soft and uniform light distribution. This legendary design stems from Henningsen's own, brilliant three-shade system from late 1920s. Poul Henningsen original design from this period was highly functional, some people might even call it ‘Industrial,’ targeted specifically towards young students. The PH 2/1 table is a modern yet Classic lamp with an extremely high level of detail. In addition to ensuring improved utilization of the effect of the light source, the two mouth-blown glass lower shades provide pleasant, glare-free lighting in the room as a whole. Price is per item. Available in brass, chrome or black metallized frame. Also available in larger sized variants CUL, UL rated single 60 watt max US candelabra. In-stock lead time up to 2-3 weeks. Out of stock lead time up to 10-12 weeks. Please note that availability subject to change without notice.

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Available in brass, black metallized or chrome

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Poul Henningsen

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.

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