Rare iconic vintage PH 5 chandelier pendant lamp from 1959. Poul Henningsen designed this iconic lamp in 1958. In September of the same year the PH5 was presented to the public at Illums Bolighus. During the first year of production they changed the design frequently. This is a one year only model which makes this one of the oldest and rarest PH 5 lamp available. This lamp has been chemically stripped and is in a brushed aluminum finish. This model from 1959 is very rare and being over 60 years old the paint is almost never in a condition where it can be saved. And repainting a 60 year old lamp to look like new is not a good idea. There is a lot of work that goes into renovating these lamps. The quickest way to remove paint from these lamps is to media blast them. But that pits the aluminum leaving it like sand paper. So they are chemically stripped which is a time consuming process as there can be many layers of old paint. Then they are clear coated to protect the aluminum. Then they are rewired with a 170cm long twisted cloth cable and grounded.
Rare Iconic Vintage 1959 Poul Henningsen PH 5 Chandelier Pendant Lamp