Poul Henningsen’s PH 3/2 Academy pendant Poul Henningsen’s PH 3/2 Academy chrome pendant lamp is the chandelier version of his ground-breaking 1925 PH lamp, which through its clever positioning of concentric opal glass shades (shiny on their upper sides, sand-blasted matt beneath), creates a diffused, glare-free light, which decreases in intensity as it moves away from its source.
The PH range also includes wall, floor and table lamps, with varying sizes of shade – combining two or three produces a warm, welcoming ambience that contributes immeasurably to that essentially Danish phenomenon, ‘hygge’.
Often said to be the first lighting architect, Danish designer, Poul Henningsen devoted much of his life to exploring the importance of light for well-being. Believing people should not be subject to the direct glare of an electrical light source, he focused on creating lamps that produced glare-free illumination. His self-titled PH series was his most famous collection and included the PH 3/2 Table Lamp, the PH Artichoke, the PH5 and PH 3½ - 2½ Floor Lamp.
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