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Pendant lamp in the shape of a cone

The PH Artichoke is a classic masterpiece created by Poul Henningsen in 1958. Henningsen is considered one of the leading figures of artistic life in the period between the two world wars. Already during his lifetime, his designs were produced by Louis Poulsen , which has not changed until today.

Almost as popular and without doubt just as stylistically confident as Henningsen's best-known work, the PH pendant lamp, is the Artichoke with its structure of twelve steel arches. On it are placed 72 leaves in twelve circular rows of six leaves each, which in combination resemble the shape of a cone.

As each row is shifted to the previous one, all 72 leaves can "cover" each other, creating an all-around glare-free luminaire whose light source remains hidden from any perspective. The light is transmitted and reflected onto the leaves below, creating a distinct, unique illumination. The first Artichokes were developed for a restaurant in Copenhagen called Langelinie Pavilion - and they still hang there today.

Architecture and light: Poul Hennigsen

Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen, the son of the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He did not graduate as an architect, but studied at the Frederiksberg Technical School from 1911-1914 and then at the Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17. He also began to apply traditional functionalist architecture. However, his professional interest soon focused mainly on lighting design - and that is what he is famous for.

Perfectly shaped lighting design - Louis Poulsen

Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen , founded in 1874, creates products that represent the duality of design and light. Every detail of a design serves a purpose. Every design begins and ends with light. Louis Poulsen offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting options, covering both professional and residential use. Working closely with designers and architects such as Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Clara von Zweigbergk, nendo - Oki Sato and GamFratesi, Louis Poulsen has established itself as one of the most important global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting.



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Item no.171937
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Safety classII
Protection classIP 20
Illuminant includedNo
DetailsSuspension: Supply line 3 x 0.75mm² and steel cable
MaterialMaterial: blades: black, powder coated steel with white wet painted interior. Suspension: Bright chrome plated steel.
DimensionsHeight: 49.7 cm, Diameter: 48 cm
Weight8.565 kg (without packaging)
Canopy includedYes
Maximum power200 Watt
DesignPoul Henningsen
Please noteInformation on disposal
CategoryPendant luminaires, Danish luminaire design, Chandelier, Louis Poulsen pendant lights