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The Toldbod 155 Bollard was launched in 2006, with a design based on the PH Ellipse reflector, designed by Poul Henningsen. The fixture is very sturdy and discreet. The design is very precise, making the light suitable for a variety of architectural environments. The light is directed 100% downwards and the shade has a matte white painted interior emitting a soft, diffused, comfortable light.
Materials Fixture head: Chilled casting aluminium. Shield: Laser cut acrylic satine. Arm: Chilled casting aluminium. Post: Extruded aluminium.
Finish Aluminium coloured with textured surface or black with textured surface, powder coated.
Weight Maxi 6kg.
Dimensions H90 x W26,7 cm - shade Ø15,5 cm
Light source E14
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17.
He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. He also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. For a short period at the beginning of WWII, he was the head architect of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. But like many other creative people, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.
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”. The CEO of Louis Poulsen at the time, Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen, gave the magazine to PH as a gift because he had been terminated from the Danish newspaper he worked for (his opinions were too radical).
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