PH Septima Pendant by Louis Poulsen5741934508
The PH Septima is regarded as one of Poul Henningsen’s most refined pendants. When it was exhibited for the first time as a prototype at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art (now "Designmuseum Danmark") in 1928, the poetic piece was publicly applauded. Based on Henningsen's three-shade system, the glass crown has four extra shades inserted between the three basic shades - all seven produced in very delicate, but robust, Italian borosilicate glass. The shades made of clear glass are treated to appear with alternating clear and frosted fields and are positioned so that the frosted fields cover the clear fields underneath, allowing the shades to spread the light in a more diffused manner while maintaining glare-free, downwardly directed light distribution. In addition, a neat round glass cup is placed at the top to prevent dust, etc. from falling into the lamp.
During the development of the PH Septima, Henningsen designed a metal version as well, but it never reached production. The drawings, however, formed the basis for the development of the PH Artichoke, designed around three decades later, for the Langelinie Pavilion in Copenhagen. In the 1940s however, the esteemed PH Septima went out of production along with numerous other lamps due to a shortage of raw materials. In 2020, Louis Poulsen brings back Henningsen’s sophisticated seven-shade glass crown, with optimized suspension and enhanced glass for better endurance and stability.
The seven-shade glass crown emits a glare-free, downwardly directed light while radiating a pleasantly delicate glow. Frosted glass fields alternately cover the clear ones from shade-to-shade, thus diffusing the light even more softly.
- Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen
- Design: Poul Henningsen
- Design Year: 1928
- Material: Clear glass with sandblasted fields, steel metallized brass, untreated satin-polished brass
- Cord Length: 12' (3-conductor, 18 AWG white braided fabric covered power cord)
- Canopy: Untreated brass
- Suspension: 1x stainless steel aircraft cable
- Bulb (not included): 1 x A21/Medium (E26)/22W/120V LED
- Dimensions: Ø 19.7" x H 15.9"
- UL Listed
- Made in Denmark
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