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PH3-2½ Bollard

Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen

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PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen
PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen

The PH3-2½ Bollard is part of the family of PH lamps with 3 shades, created during the winter of 1925-26 for an exhibition in Copenhagen. In 1926, Poul Henningsen had this to say about the new system: "The real innovation of the PH luminaire is that it produces light that is both glare-free and economical. 

PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen

The PH3-2½ Borne lamp has a top shade of approximately 30 cm. The number 3 refers to this diameter, while the number 2½ refers to the ratio between the large and the two small shades. 

PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen

PH 3-2½ Bollard

PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen
PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen

Ground anchor for PH 3-2½

PH3-2½ Borne Louis Poulsen – Poul Henningsen

Dimensions Ø28.3 x H90.9 cm

Material Top shade: Spun stainless steel. Middle/lower shade: Spun stainless steel. Shade holder: Form pressed glass. Post: Stainless steel.

Mounting Terminal block: 1x5x2.5mm². Terminal block positioning: In post. Cable entries: 2x bottom entries Ø 17mm. Looping: Approved, max. 5x2,5mm². Post w/base plate for surface mounting: H: 909mm incl. fixture head. Post dia. 32mm.

Weight 3.6 kg

Light source 1 x E27

Class Ingress protection IP44. Electric shock protection I w. ground.

Info notes ground anchor (if installed in-ground) to be ordered separately. Anchor bolts to be sourced locally.

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen

Born in Copenhagen, Poul Henningsen's mother was the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never qualified as an architect, but studied at the Technical School in Frederiksberg (Denmark) from 1911 to 1914, and then at the Technical College in Copenhagen (1914-1917).

He started out practising traditional functionalist architecture, but over the years his professional interests evolved to focus mainly on lighting, which is what he is most famous for. He also branched out into writing, becoming a journalist and author. For a brief period at the start of the Second World War, he was chief architect of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. But like many other creative people, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation, and soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.

His long collaboration with Louis Poulsen began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen was also the first editor-in-chief of the business magazine "NYT". Louis Poulsen's CEO at the time, Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen, offered PH the magazine because he had been sacked from the Danish newspaper he was working for (his views were too radical).

Poul Henningsen's pioneering work on the relationship between light structures, shadows, glare and colour reproduction, compared with man's need for light, remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practised by Louis Poulsen.