Pendant Lamp with Three Layered Shades
In 1958, Poul Henningsen designed the PH5 pendant lamp as a follow-up to his three-shade system from 1926. The lamp is based on meticulous analysis of the reflective properties of light and becomes a true classic of Danish design thanks to its innovative, glare-free shape.
Conforming with the needs of modern living, Louis Poulsen now presents the PH 5 Mini - a new, smaller version of the classic pendant lamp designed by Poul Henningsen.
Henningsen designed the PH 5 in response to the constant changes of lightbulb shapes and sizes. He developed a lamp in such a way that matter how it was mounted or which lightbulb was used, it always remained completely glare-free. Moreover, Henningsen wanted to improve the colour of the lightbulb with the PH 5. Small red and blue shades were used to complement the colour in the part of the spectrum where the eye is least sensitive - red and blue. As a result, the light in the middle yellow-green region where the eye is most sensitive is simultaneously subdued. The PH 5 mini introduces an innovative new colour palette. The lamp plays with colours, starting with the darkest tone at the top and softening from shade to shade.
The name PH 5 refers to the 50 cm diameter of the top shade. The PH 5 mini, however, has a diameter of 30 cm and is therefore ideal for small spaces. Thanks to the wide range of colours, the PH 5 Mini can also be hung up in a group to create an expressive ensemble.