Poul Henningsen's Designer Lamps
Are you looking for a classic PH lamp, but you’re wondering which one should you get for your home? PH lamps are among the most popular in Denmark, and in addition to the world-famous classics like the Artichoke or the Snowball lamp, the famous designer is also behind a large number of other table, ceiling, wall and floor lamps which are considered icons of modern Danish design.
Pendants - PH Ceiling Lamps
Composite shades are one of the most prominent characteristics of PH’s pendant lamps. While the Artichoke and the Snowball certainly are the most recognizable, Henningsen’s ceiling lamps include a whole series of three-shade designs like '3½ - 3', '3/2', '4½ - 4', '2/1', '5 - 4½ ', 'Stem Fitting' and '3/2 Academy'. They all have unique lighting design with three shades which carefully direct the light without creating glare. Furthermore, the Stem Fitting and the Academy are also available in a chandelier model, with several three-shade lights put together.
PH-5 pendant is one of Henneingsen’s most famous ceiling lamps and widely considered a prime example of Danish designer lamps. It is available in Classic variant, as well as in a variety of colours – red, wasabi green, army green, pink, mint blue, and of course, the classic black, white and grey for a minimalistic décor style.
You can also find '5 - 4½ ' and version '50' PH ceiling lamps with the same design and comfortable lighting.
You can place one of these designer pendant lamps above your dining table, not just for the stylish look, but also for their practical value. The dining table is, for many people, the place in the home where they spend most of their time, both during the meals, and while doing homework, or just relaxing and talking, so it’s essential to have a comfortable light source which is both glare-free and aesthetically pleasing. Poul Henningsen’s pendants fulfil both of these requirements.
If you want a small pendant over the coffee table or a side table you could consider the small and elegant 2/1 pendant. And for the stylish and elegant look, you can choose PH’s crowning achievement, the Artichoke lamp.
PH Anniversary Copper Lamp
In addition to the regular PH lamps, we offer some rarer versions, so-called limited editions which are now considered collectables. As with other designer furniture and lamps, a special version in limited edition is usually produced on the anniversaries of the original release. One example is the special version of the 3½-3 pendant made of copper in celebration of 120 years from Poul Henningsen’s birth. This pendant was available at Louis Poulsen from March 1st to May 30th, 2013 and its limited number makes this model extremely sought after among collectors.
The Wall Lamps
Among the designs from the three-shade family, you can find a number of wall lamps in different sizes, such as '3-2½', '3/2' and '2/1' wall. There are variants in the same colours, materials and shade sizes as the rest of the family which share the same basic design.
These lamps are perfect as bedside lighting or as a reading light next to a sofa. Some of the most popular designs include the Wall or PH Hat, designed in 1961.
In PH’s three-shade series, you can find multiple floor lamps, perfect for your living room or even your office. You might consider getting his 4½-3½ and 3½-2½ floor lamps, which share Henningsen’s iconic design and are comfortable, functional, yet stylish and aesthetically beautiful light sources.
PH 4½-3½ 'Glass Floor Lamp' has following dimensions: Diameter 450mm and height 1250mm.
PH 3½-2½ 'Floor' has the dimensions: Diameter 330mm and height 1300mm.
The floor lamps are, like the other PH lamps, available in black, white, copper, red and other colours, depending on the specific model.
Outdoor PH Lamps
Despite the fact that Poul Henningsen mostly designed lamps for usage in the interior of rooms, in line with his lifelong goal of changing the way people use and think about lighting in their homes, he also designed some outdoor models which are available in mentioned variants.
PH Lamps Prices
Poul Henningsen’s lamps are rarely on sale, and the prices for the originals from Louis Poulsen are relatively fixed. If you’re looking for a cheaper solution, you might consider buying either a second-hand model or a replica. To give an example, the classic PH 50 ceiling lamp is available for 4495kr. (£528 / $675) at Louis Poulsen, while the replica can be found at a significantly lower price.
If you’re looking for a second-hand lamp, eBay or Lauritz might be good places to check out. You might get lucky enough to find a good offer, but the price of the second-hand models varies completely on the seller. Since you won’t get a guarantee, be sure to carefully check for scratches in the surface, cracks in the glass or other defects, so you don’t have to invest in spare parts afterwards. When going to check the lamp in person, always bring a working light bulb to see if the contacts are intact.
While it’s hard to tell the price in advance, since it can vary very much depending on the model, condition and the seller, but due to high demand, the second-hand original model is usually sold at around 20% less than the original price.