A rare Poul Henningsen PH5 table lamp from 1963.
This lamp has been completely dismantled, cleaned, rewired, grounded and assembled.
Can be fitted with an EU, UK or US plug.
All original parts and in great age related condition with age related wear and patina.
Perhaps the most recognizable of all the Poul Henningsen lights, the PH-5 gets its name from the 50 cm diameter of its top shade. The model was designed in 1958 and showcased at the 'Glass, Light and Colours' exhibition in the Danish Museum of Art and Design in Copenhagen. The multi-shade construction was a specialty of Henningsen and made his designs famous world-wide. This particular lamp features three conical layers that direct the light downwards and prevent any glare. The white lacquered metal shades are supported by the three-part frame and base of patinated brass. The elegant, distinctive design is taken even further by the playful addition of the red and blue reflectors on top, that provide the light with a warm quality, which brings a softer ambience to rooms. The shade is made from spun aluminium bringing a touch of Scandinavian style to any space.
This lamp was manufactured by Louis Poulsen, the renowned Danish lighting manufacturer, founded in 1874. Henningsen began working together with Louis Poulsen in 1924, with a view to taking part in an international exhibition for decorative art to be held in Paris. A competition was held to find qualified participants: Henningsen was one of the winners and his “PH” lamps earned Gold medals in this exhibition.
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