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Poul Henningsen Opaline Glass PH 3½-2½ Table Lamp for Louis Poulsen

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Poul Henningsen opaline glass PH 3½-2½ table lamp for Louis Poulsen. Executed in white opal glass and a chrome or black metallised frame. The Industrial look of the dark metallised surface offers a bold, understated look. The mouth-blown white opal 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 mouth-blown three-layer opal glass, which is 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 3 ½-2 ½ 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 chrome or black metallised frame. 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.

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About the Design

PH 3/2 Table Lamp

Designed by Poul Henningsen
The PH 3/2 table lamp isn’t just striking; it’s scientific and caring, too. A series of stacked concentric shades, initially made of metal or glass, helps evenly distribute reflected light while concealing the source at its center, creating diffuse illumination that’s much gentler on the eyes than the harsh glare from a bare light bulb, which, in the early days of electric lighting, was an off-putting evolution from the welcoming glow of gas lamps. Designed by Poul Henningsen (1894–1967) in the late-1920s as part of a series that would include around 100 designs, the PH 3/2 table lamp can be traced all the way back to its creator’s humble boyhood.Henningsen was a product of his time. The son of famous Danish writer Agnes Henningsen, the designer and architect grew up at the turn of the century in a small Danish town without electricity, and the soft glow of the gas lights of his childhood left an impression. Henningsen would go on to work in a variety of fields, but as a lighting designer, he sought to emulate the effect of gas-lamp lighting with the then-new electric fixtures of the era. After studying at the Danish College of Technology, Henningsen began designing restaurants, residences and factories in Copenhagen. In 1924, he joined Danish lighting firm Louis Poulsen & Co., where he conducted a series of studies analyzing a lampshade’s function.The modern and wildly nontraditional PH lamp design that resulted from Henningsen’s exploration would characterize his subsequent collection of artful lighting, such as the 3/2 table lamp, which ultimately suits different spaces and functions in its wealth of variations. His Paris light — an early PH configuration he would refine later — earned him a gold medal for modern lighting at the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in France. Louis Poulsen put the PH lamps into production soon afterward, and a long and fruitful collaboration began. In 1958, the partnership yielded another modern-day classic, the dramatic and revolutionary Artichoke lamp. Today, the PH 3/2 table lamp is still available from Louis Poulsen.
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