Poul Henningsen // Danish lighting and furniture designer PH


Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), or better known as PH, has become synonymous with Danish lighting design. However, even though he’s well known for lighting designs, he made an early move into furniture with the Spiral chair (1932), and the results were equally innovative and chic.

Poul Henningsen Artichoke Lamp

Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp designed for Louis Poulsen Lighting (1958), is composed of layers of overlapping ‘leaves’ that produce crisp, glare-free 360-degree light.  He once said, “It doesn’t cost money to light a room correctly, but it does require culture”.
Poul Henningsen Plate lamp

Even today, the PH lamps remain one of the finest examples of the perfect lamp fitting in regards to style.

Poul Henningsen Kontrast lam

This vintage Kontrast lamp with eight concentric rings is dynamic and beautiful.

It is considered that the Rare “Septima” chandelier that is the most important and beautiful lamp to emerge from Denmark during the modern era.

Sprawl Chair equals aesthetic relaxation.  It is built as a suspension construction with cold foam upholstering providing major bearing strength and a springy, individually adjusted seating comfort.

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