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Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a Danish architect, designer, and writer acclaimed for his revolutionary contributions to lighting design. His iconic PH lamp series, characterized by layered shades to diffuse light and create a warm ambiance, epitomized Danish modern design. Henningsen's work emphasized the importance of both technical innovation and aesthetic beauty in lighting. He advocated for democratic design principles and wrote extensively on design philosophy. His enduring legacy lies in his timeless lighting designs and commitment to making good design accessible to all.

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Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH5 Pendant Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant Lamp
€839,00
Louis Poulsen PH 5 Mini Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH5 Mini
Louis Poulsen PH 5 Mini Pendant
€599,00
Louis Poulsen PH 80 Floor Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 80 Floor Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 80 Floor Lamp
€1.039,00
Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Pendant
€549,00
Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Table
Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Table
Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Table
€1.116,00
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Floor Lamp
€1.701,00
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½, Glass Under Shade Spare Part
Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 3/2 Pendant
€801,00
Louis Poulsen PH 2/1 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 2/1 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 2/1 Pendant
€616,50
Louis Poulsen PH Snowball
Louis Poulsen PH Snowball
Louis Poulsen PH Snowball
€2.488,50
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-3 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-3 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-3 Pendant
€1.071,00
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Glass Table Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 3½-2½ Glass Table Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Pendant -  Ø 48cm
Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke
Louis Poulsen PH Wall Outdoor
Louis Poulsen PH Wall Outdoor
Louis Poulsen PH Wall Outdoor
€2.069,00
Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Pendant -  Ø 60cm
Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke
Louis poulsen PH 5-4½ Pendant Lamp
Louis poulsen PH 5-4½ Pendant Lamp
5 variants
Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Table
Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Table
Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 Table Lamp
€958,50
Louis Poulsen Artichoke Anniversary Edition Pendant Lamp
Louis Poulsen Artichoke Anniversary Edition Pendant Lamp
2 variants
Louis Poulsen PH 5 Anniversary Edition Pendant Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 5 Anniversary Edition Pendant Lamp
Louis Poulsen PH 5/5 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 5/5 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 5/5 Pendant
€1.305,00
Louis Poulsen PH 3/3 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 3/3 Pendant
Louis Poulsen PH 3/3 Pendant
€895,50

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a Danish architect, designer, and writer, best known for his pioneering work in lighting design. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in 20th-century Danish design, particularly for his innovative contributions to the field of lighting.

Henningsen's revolutionary approach to lighting design was driven by his deep understanding of both the technical and aesthetic aspects of illumination. He believed that the quality of light could significantly impact the ambiance of a space and the well-being of its occupants. To achieve this, he developed the iconic PH lamp series, which featured layered shades designed to diffuse and soften light, eliminating harsh glare and creating a warm, inviting glow.

Beyond their functional benefits, Henningsen's lighting designs also possessed a timeless elegance and sculptural beauty. The PH lamps, with their graceful curves and minimalist forms, became emblematic of Danish modern design and garnered international acclaim for their innovative use of materials and attention to detail.

In addition to his work in lighting design, Henningsen was also a prolific writer and social critic. He used his platform to advocate for democratic design principles, believing that good design should be accessible to all and improve the quality of everyday life. His writings on design philosophy and aesthetics continue to influence designers and enthusiasts to this day.

Poul Henningsen's legacy endures through his timeless lighting designs, which remain iconic symbols of Danish design excellence. His innovative approach to illumination, combined with his commitment to democratic design principles, continues to inspire generations of designers seeking to create beautiful, functional, and human-centered spaces.