PH 3½-3 Pendant by Louis Poulsen5741928653
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.
To mark Poul Henningsen's 120th birthday Louis Poulsen launched the new PH 3½-3 pendant. The pendant has metal shades, available in green, yellow, red and white - all colors based on Poul Henningsen's color universe. The fixture housing is silk mat brown and made of copper. 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 PH light model numbers refer to the shade size.
The fixture is 100% glare-free, with a design based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs most of the light downwards. The shades are made of deep drawn aluminum with white inner surface that ensures gentle, downward light distribution. The downward light is both soft and pleasant.
- Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen
- Design: Poul Henningsen
- Design Year: 2014
- Material: Deep drawn aluminum, silk matte brown copper.
- Cord Length: 12' (3-conductor, 18 AWG white PVC power cord)
- Canopy: White
- Bulb (not included): 1 x A19/Medium (E26)/15W/120V LED
- Dimensions: Ø 13" x H 12"
- UL Listed
- Made in Denmark
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