PH 2/1 Table Lamp by Louis Poulsen5744907118
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 2/1 Table is a member of the 3-shade family which numbers 30 lamps today, including three for outdoor use. Thus PH did not just design a light, but an entire system. This wide selection consisted of table, floor and wall lamps, as well as a number of different chandeliers - which were very popular in the 1930s for lighting private homes from high ceilings. 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 PH light model numbers refer to the shade size. Each top shade had a corresponding set of middle and lower shades. In the pure models, such as the 2/2, the top shade has a size of about 20 cm, with corresponding lower shades. The PH 2/1 Pendant consists of an approximately 20 cm top shade, but uses lower shades from the 1/1 model. These hybrid models were introduced due to the desire to hang the pendants at lower heights.
The fixture provides soft lighting. PH 2/1 is designed on the principle of a reflecting multi-shade system, creating harmonious and glare-free lighting. The shade design is based on a logarithmic spiral, with the center of the light source placed in the spiral’s focal point.
- Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen
- Design: Poul Henningsen
- Design Year: 1925
- Material: Shades: Handblown white opal glass, brass metallized, black metallized or high lustre chrome plated
- Cord Length: 10' (Black for black and chrome colors; white for brass)
- Switch: On/off switch on cord
- Bulb (not included): 1 x LED 4W/T4/G9/120V LED
- Dimensions: Ø 7.9" x H 14"
- UL Listed
- Made in Denmark
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