PH 3½-2½ Color Table Lamp by Louis Poulsen5744902731
Poul Henningsen drew the models for his first PH lamps in collaboration with Louis Poulsen in 1924, where he developed the famous three-shade system. He was not primarily driven by the wish of designing aesthetic lamps, but instead to create the optimal light, to create a lampshade that emitted a functional, pleasant, and glare-free light. His work with Louis Poulsen continued until his death in 1967 and throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free lighting, aiming to direct light where it was most needed and creating soft shadows while using incandescent bulbs as a light source.
PH 3½-2½ Table Lamp has metal shades, available in green, yellow, red and white - all colors based on Poul Henningsen's color universe. As an extra feature, all shades have a white painted rolled edge, accentuating the familiar profile of the three-shade fixture and creating beautiful optical symmetry. PH was the first person to pursue a scientific approach to light and use the logarithmic spiral as a basis. By using a design based on the logarithmic spiral, he achieved even distribution of light over the entire curve of the shade. This even light distribution, together with the diffuse reflection through the glass, made it possible to control glare and shadow.
The louvre is 100% glare-free, with a design based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs most of the light downwards. For some variants, the top shade is made of deep drawn aluminum with white inner surface that ensures gentle, downward light distribution. The two bottom handblown opal glass shades ensure a large glare-free light surface, making optimum use of the light source to provide comfortable, functional lighting.
- Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen
- Design: Poul Henningsen
- Design Year: 1928
- Material: Deep drawn aluminum, silk matte brown, copper
- Cord Length: 12' (Black)
- Switch: On/off switch on cord
- Bulb (not included): 1 x G16.5/Candelabra (E12)/4W/120V LED
- Dimensions: Ø 13" x H 17.7"
- UL Listed
- Made in Denmark
- Ships in 1-8 weeks depending upon stock availability
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