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Design by Poul Henningsen, 1958.
By Louis Poulsen.
Considered a classical masterpiece, PH Artichoke is a 360-degree glare-free luminaire which gives distinct, unique illumination. Created by 72 leaves in 12 circular rows that shield the light source, and redirect and reflect the light onto the underlying leaves. The original PH Artichokes were designed for a restaurant in Copenhagen called the Langelinie Pavilion, where they still hang today.
Available in copper, stainless steel (brushed and lacquered) or white (wet-painted) finishes in four sizes ‐ small, medium, large or extra large. Leaves of die-cut copper, laser-cut stainless steel or die-cut steel. Top shade is white, spun steel. Frame is high-luster chrome-plated laser-cut steel. Suspension is high-luster chrome-plated spun aluminum. 12 foot suspension by 3 fine stainless steel aircraft cables. White ceiling canopy which mounts to 4" octagonal junction box. 12 foot long 3-conductor, 18 AWG PVC covered power cord (Black for copper version or white for Stainless steel and White versions).
Material(s): Steel, Metal, Copper, Metal, Aluminum, Metal
- Small: 18.9"D X 18.4"H; 162.4" max height
- Medium: 23.6"D X 22.8"H; 166.8" max height
- Large: 28.3"D X 25.6"H; 169.6" max height
- Extra Large: 33.1"D X 28.3"H; 172.3" max height
Lamp Type: INCANDESCENT
- Small: 1 X 200W 120V E26(medium base) A-23 incandescent (not included)
- Medium: 1 X 500W 120V mongul base PS35 incandescent (not included)
- Large: 1 X 500W 120V mongul base PS35 incandescent (not included)
- Extra Large: 1 X 500W 120V mongul base PS35 incandescent (not included)
Listing: UL, CUL, IBEW
Model(s): PHA 5847901266 6149904759 5847901263 5847901388 10000108635 5847901387 5847901390 6149905035 5847901389 5847901391 6149905143 5847901267
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. 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.
His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen Lighting still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen was also the first editor of the company magazine "NYT". The CEO of Louis Poulsen at the time, Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen, gave the magazine to PH as a gift because he had been terminated from the Danish newspaper he worked for (his opinions were too radical).
Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproductioncompared to man's need for light remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.See other lights/products from Poul Henningsen
Louis Poulsen's approach to architectural development began with its collaboration with famous and well respected lighting designers, like Poul Henningsen. Together they created a lighting and product philosophy encompassed by the words "function", "comfort" and "ambience". This philosophy continues to influence simple and functional product design, which focuses on well-being and the perception of artificial light, which leads to the creation of unique lighting environments. Louis Poulsen's approach to lighting lies in a very strict and uncompromising product philosophy grounded in simplicity. All elements must serve a light-related purpose. The result is a product line that displays simple and discreet designs ideally suited to all types of architecture across cultural styles.
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