PH5 Pendant Lamp
Designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958, the PH5 collection is a follow up to his celebrated three-shade pendant system.
Henningsen’s goal was to make light softer and more flattering in an era when electric lighting was still new and marked by unwanted glare.
The PH5 pendant serves as a beautiful sculptural element both when on and off.
A lightbulb produces the ideal combination of downward and lateral light to gently illuminate the surroundings and the fixture itself. Interior anti-glare rings and reflectors ensure a warm light tone that complements the daily rhythm of natural light.
This pendant light will create a striking impact to your interior with its bold colour finishes and graduations of colour from light to dark.
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by 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 WWII, 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.