PH 4-3 Metal Pendant by Louis Poulsen5741910878
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.
The PH 4/3 Metal Pendant is a simplification of the light PH designed in 1929, winning him the highest distinction at the world exhibition in Barcelona at that time. 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 designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of metal and painted white to ensure uniform, comfortable light distribution.
- Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen
- Design: Poul Henningsen
- Design Year: 1966
- Material: Spun aluminum
- 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 15.7" x H 7.2"
- UL Listed
- Made in Denmark
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