About the DesignerPoul Henningsen
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. 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's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction—compared to man’s need for light remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.
The PH 4/3 Table Lamp provides a soft, warm, downward illumination. This exquisite table lamp is based on the principle of a reflecting multi-shade system, creating a harmonious and glare-free light for your room. The shades are drawn over a logarithmic spiral, with the center of the light source placed in the spiral's focal point.
- Table lamp
- One light
- White, wet painted
- Hand-blown white opal glass
- cUL listed for dry locations
- Glare-free light
- Symmetric light distribution downwards
- Diffuse and comfortable light distribution
- Characteristic design elements
- Iconic design
- Fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards
- Shades are made of metal and painted white to ensure diffuse, comfortable light distribution
- Switch: in-line on/off switch provided
- Belongs to a family that includes a pendant
- Brass construction
- High luster chrome plated finish
- PH collection
- Design concept: The real innovation in the PH-fixture is that it produces lighting which is both glare free and economical. It is easy enough to create glare-free light (indirect and strongly shaded light) if a portion of the light is allowed to be wasted, and it is equally easy to make fixtures which are highly efficient if you ignore the fact that they severely irritate the eye (strong specular reflection, etc.) but it is an art to make light both economical and glare free.
- Accommodates: one 100W, A19, 120v medium base bulb