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PH Office Desk, Chrome, Red Painted Polished, Satin Matt Drawers, Green Leather

$11,578.14per item


Bold and colorful, this desk will add style and character too your working day. Poul Henningsen designed this masterpiece in 1935. A harmony of striking aesthetics and practicality, PH’s design features a desktop painted in high gloss, six swing drawers, panels covered in leather, together with chromed legs. The story behind this avant-garde design is simply that Poul Henningsen wished to create an alternative to the traditional wooden desk, designed to capture the imagination of the user beyond the use of standard design and materials. The PH office desk comes with a red or black high gloss desk top, matched on the open shelves, with a coordinating matte tonal color inside the drawer. The panels of the swing drawers are available in black or green lamb nappa. It is also available in traditional wood finishes: mahogany with solid edges or light oak with plywood edges. In any combination, the PH office desk is a statement piece for the home, the showroom, the office or the lobby.

Customization Options

Available in mahogany, natural oak, red painted high gloss or black painted high gloss.


  • Creator
    Poul Henningsen (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 61.82 in. (157 cm)Depth: 28.35 in. (72 cm)
  • Style
    Bauhaus (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: PH107 1 203 10701stDibs: LU5455221498812

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    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 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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