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PH 3½-3 pendant

design Poul Henningsen, 1920-30

To mark the 120th birthday of the Danish designer Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen launched the beautiful PH 3½-3 pendant lamp, based on Poul Henningsen's original drawings from the late 1920s and early 1930s, featuring his renowned three-shade system. 

The pendant has metal shades, available in green, yellow, red and white. The fixture housing is silk mat brown and made of copper. All colours are based on Poul Henningsen's colour universe. Like the designer, the fixtures are colourful! 

The PH 3½-3 pendant is a piece of Danish lighting design history. It provides functional, decorative light, and gives any interior a boost simply by being there, whether lit or unlit. The lamp is beautiful alone, or grouped with other fixtures, over a table, a counter, in a corridor or a larger space.

Dimensions Ø33 x H30.7 cm

Material Shade: deepdrawn aluminium, suspension: silk mat brown, copper.

Mounting Cable length 3 m + canopy

Weight 1.3 kg

Light source 1 x E27

Class Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection Cl. II.

PH 3½-3 pendant - red
1020 €

PH 3½-3 pendant - green
1020 €

PH 3½-3 pendant - white
1020 €

PH 3½-3 pendant - yellow
1020 €

Poul Henningsen

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.