Limited Edition: PH 3½-3 copper pendant - AVAILABLE ONLY March 1st - 31st May 2014
Poul Henningsen (PH), the social critic, review author, debate enthusiast and – most memorably – light designer, would have turned 120 on 9 September this year. To mark the occasion, his long-term partner Louis Poulsen is launching a limited edition of one of the first models in the famous PH System.
The special, limited edition of this famous light is being produced to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Poul Henningsen. It will be available to order in the period 1 March through 31 May 2014. A version with painted metal shades will be available for purchase from autumn 2014.
A relaunch of one of the first products in Poul Henningsen’s world-famous PH system, which was based on the 3-shade principle. Designed in 1929. The PH 3½-3 is based on Poul Henningsen’s original drawings.
A great deal of attention has been devoted to detail in this product. For example, the light features the original type of screen holder with the adjuster screws. The top shade has a rolled edge that makes the shade appear thicker than the actual material – it involves a traditional method that is still performed by hand at Louis Poulsen. The detailed suspension unit allows customers to adjust the height of the light source by up to 3.5 cm, assuring optimal and pleasant lighting. The copper is untreated, so over time the light will develop a unique patina determined by its immediate surroundings. Should you wish to maintain the shiny surface, however, the light can be buffed with copper polish that contains a minimum of abrasives.
It is a light that will develop its own personality over time. Both when switched off and when illuminated. A must for collectors and aficionados of PH, the famous light designer. The light is engraved with ‘PH 120’
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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 World War II, 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.