Poul Henningsen’s world-famous unique lamp design is being celebrated by the launch of bothPH 5 and PH 5 Mini in Copper. The occasion is the 60th anniversary of the PH 5 design. Even sixty years after the creation of this visionary lamp, it remains one of the most popular. The combination of intelligent function and unique shape has made the PH pendant a design icon throughout the past six decades – and that’s cause for celebration.
Experience the amazing representative of Poul Henningsen’s revolutionary work for the lighting industry all dolled up to suit the demands of this century. The well-known and admired five-shade system that eliminates glare remains, but the middle lampshade has been given a new copper finish. The other lampshades are white. The glowing copper offers a beautiful reflection of its surroundings and adds elegance to any room as soon as it moves in.
This new copper finish updates Louis Poulsen’s classic design and brings it into the future. The pendant is ideal for use in modern styles of interior design, as it stands as a clear reference to one of the biggest design periods in Danish history. The clean expression that puts functionality in focus ensures the lamp’s status as a classic – back then and to this day – and this new version of the pendant is ready to steal the hearts of people around the globe.
With PH5, Poul Henningsen further developed on the three-shade system from his previous design for one simple reason: new bulbs came into the world. Unlike the bulbs he had been used to, these were matte. Whereas the three-shade system intended to reflect the light downwards, these new bulbs meant that you had to create upwards illumination as well. As with all his other lamps, PH 5 eliminates blinding in any form. With that in mind, Poul Henningsen created the lamp of the year with five lampshades. PH 5 reflects light downwards and out into the room – the perfect combination for illuminating your kitchen or coffee table.
In 2017, Louis Poulsen created a version of PH 5 that was 30 cm, compared to the original pendant of 50 cm. These two versions are getting a new copper finish this autumn to mark the 60th anniversary of Poul Henningsen’s iconic design. Choose between the original 50 cm lamp and the smaller 30 cm pendant in a range of colours. This re-launch adds the first warm metal shade to the collection.
The modern sophisticated Enigma pendant is being launched in a new colour this autumn. The lamp was originally created in white, but is now being presented in a black edition. The colour complements the minimalist expression of the lamp.
The shape is inspired by Poul Henningsen’s classic multiple shade system. The pendant is a new modern interpretation of this system. The floating shades are a subtle nod to Poul Henningsen’s revolutionary use of the multiple shade system. Enigma guides the “good light” into the future with respect for the Louis Poulsen design tradition and heritage.
Just like the iconic PH lamps, Enigma creates a soft light without glare. The downward-facing light creates a comfortable atmosphere no matter where you mount the pendant. The lamp is perfectly suited for suspension over dining tables, hallways and other living spaces as it creates a diffuse light and illuminates its surroundings. The pendant is already available in white in three different sizes and is now being launched in black. Regardless of where you mount Enigma, there is a version in a size perfectly suited for your room and lighting needs.
The design is influenced by the sophisticated combination of the Japanese designer Shoichi Uchiyamas graceful use of shapes and Scandinavian minimalism. The black colour contributes further to this eye-catching combination. The circular and filtered lampshades illuminate the room beautifully when the pendant is on, while the lampshades create an incredibly silhouette even when the lamp isn’t on.
Shoichi Uchiyamas is the Japanese designer behind the Enigma collection. He was educated at the Tokyo YMCA institute in 1972 and has been specialising in product design ever since. He’s received numerous international design awards for his work with Louis Poulsen, including the IF Award and ARC.
The lamp has already found homes across the globe and the launching of Enigma in black gives the collection an upgrade that increases the appeal of the minimalist lamp.
The sculptural Artichoke - better known as Artichoke - is being launched in a beautiful anniversary edition with brushed brass and an engraved PH signature.
True to its iconic legacy, this pendant renews itself naturally as time passes. The classic beloved design remains the same – as does its quality. Instead of changing the design, the lamp has been given new clothes made of brass. The occasion is the 60th anniversary of Poul Henningsen’s iconic lamp.
For sixty years, Artichoke has been a statement piece in Danish and international homes, offices, and public spaces. In 1958, Poul Henningsen created the pendant for the restaurant Langelinie Pavillon in Copenhagen where you can still see the original lamps to this day. Ever since the lamp was launched, it has been considered one of the most iconic and sought-after lamps in the world.
Poul Henningsen lived from 1894-1967. He was born in Copenhagen, where he studied at the Technical College. He never finished his education as an architecture, but started working with traditional functionalist architecture. Through the years his focus shifted from architecture to lighting, which is where it remained for the rest of his days. In 1925, he started a life-long partnership with Louis Poulsen, during which he developed the revolutionary three-shade system. Poul Henningsen spent his life trying to optimise artificial light using reflection and shading to eliminate the risk of blinding. He developed and created “the good light” which serves as inspiration for Louis Poulsen’s new designers. Nowadays, PH is one of the most famous and admired Danish designers.
The anniversary edition is engraved PH’s signature, Artichoke 1958-2018, Anniversary Edition and has a unique serial number. The engraved brass version will only be available for the year of the 60th anniversary, namely 2018, but will be adopted in the regular collection with engravings from 2019.
In partnership with Christian Flindt, Louis Poulsen has created a new indoor and outdoor mounted lamp. It will be launched in autumn 2018 alongside other exciting products.
The slim elliptical lamp creates sensory lighting thanks to its ability to reflect light to create and organic glowing circle around the lamp. The light pours out from the top of the lamp and casts the light down in front of the lamp. At the same time, it lets a sliver of light slip out through to top to create a crescent moon shape on the wall above the lamp.
The fixture itself is circular with concave and convex shapes – a universal shape that imbues the lamp with classic and timeless appeal. It is at once a simple and a complex mounted lamp. It is bidirectional and the combination of light reflection and the classic circular design achieve the perfect balance between complexity and the simple aesthetic.
The lamp is created for indoor and outdoor use. It breaks all norms when it comes to lighting and brings the product into the era of modern product design that is versatile and serves numerous uses. The Flindt lamp makes it easy to follow the Scandinavian tradition of integrating nature into interior design. The lamp can be mounted inside as well as outside, which can help you to create a smooth transition between the interior and exterior rooms of your house.
With the Flindt collection, Chistian Flindt has expanded his collection for good. He started working with Louis Poulsen in 2006 and has created the Flindt 220 standing lamp, the Flindt 220 pedant, the Flindt bollard, and the Grand pendant. He was educated at Århus School of Architecture in 2003 and has owned his own design firm since his graduation. His fresh and bold designs show that he’s comfortable trying out the road less travelled. Aside from lighting solutions, Christian Flindt creates furniture and in this product category, he’s won awards including the design award for Bo Bedre. He’s won Bolig Magasinets Design Award for his collaboration with Louis Poulsen.