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Poul Henningsen designed the PH2/1 table lamp in 1927, based on his newly invented three-shade system, which to this day perfectly combines a glare-free downward directed light with a pleasant upward glow, creating an ideal atmosphere.
In the 2020 Limited Amber Edition, the design and materiality of the elegant classic is paired with the illustrious amber coloured glass shades, known for their distinct ability to create instant ambience in any space.
The shades are made in mouth-blown amber coloured three layered glass. Glossy on the outside, it is sandblasted on the inside. The top plate, base and stem are in brushed, untreated brass. The untreated brass will change over time and develop a graceful patina.
Light source 1 x 33W QT-ax 14 G9
Dimensions H35,5 x Ø20 cm – Base Ø12 cm – Weight 2 kg
Materials Brushed untreated brass. Amber coloured glass.
Cable type Brown textile cable 2x0,75mm² with plug. Cable length 2.8m. Through-switch.
The through-out swithch. Henningsen’s initials are beautifully & discreetly engraved beneath the lower glass shade.
In the late 1920s, Poul Henningsen and Louis Poulsen introduced coloured glass lamps to attract new customers, but perhaps the golden ambience that the shade created also reminded the designer of the old days before electricity became standard in every home, sitting at night in the soft glow of kerosene lamps.
The lamp radiates intimacy, perhaps because amber coloured lighting is reminiscent of the softness of candlelight.
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a famous Danish designer who studied at the Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark, from 1911 to 1914, and then at the Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914 to 1917. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he became famous for.
He also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen Lighting still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen was also the first editor of the company magazine “NYT”. Poul Henningsen’s pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction – compared to man’s need for light remains the fondation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.