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PH Pianette, Cognac Color Leather, Wood Panels and Chromed Metal Parts

$23,784.95

About

- All prices are listed ex works. - 5 year guarantee. - We regularly crate, ship and install PH Pianos worldwide with full insurance. The PH Pianette is designed by the Danish designer Poul Henningsen in 1935 and is another piece of Danish design that is always to be admired. The design still belongs to the future and the futuristic look adds style and beauty to any setting. The design language of this pianette is much like the PH Grand Piano that Poul Henningsen designed in 1930 and both designs are very inspired by the Bauhaus design tradition. The leather rim of this beautiful instrument is covered with leather in a warm cognac color and there are black wood parts and details in chromed metal. This specific model is old and has been completely restored in 2019. This vintage PH Pianette is with the spinet piano acoustic action. It performs really very well and delivers a rich tone despite the small size. The PH Pianette will always draw lots of attention in any setting and fits into smaller spaces but adds always a great touch of Danish design. It is a great investment that will yield pleasure every day.

Details

  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.41 in. (95 cm)Width: 53.15 in. (135 cm)Depth: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Style
    Bauhaus (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1935
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Replacements made: Completely restored - New leather - New metal parts in chrome. Repaired: Completely restored. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5455220888402

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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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