The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the light downwards.
The shades have a matt white painted inside to ensure diffuse, comfortable light distribution.
Class:Electric shock protection I w. ground.
Please note that the copper surface is untreated in order to achieve a verdigris finish over time. This can result in an inconsistent surface finish prior to the product achieving full patina. This process might have begun already during stocking/ transportation.Product description:
• The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system according to PH’s logarithmic spiral.
• The size of the three shades is adjusted for optimum performance and comfort.
• A straight wall arm mounted in a round wall box holds the fixture.
• The surface will change/patinate over time according to the environmental conditions of the air.
• Is a member of a product family for both outdoor and indoor.
• Iconic design.
• The fixture emits symmetrical light directed downwards.
• The white painted matt inside of the shades ensures a uniform and comfortable light distribution.
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17.
He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. He also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. For a short period at the beginning of WWII, he was the head architect of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. But like many other creative people, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.
His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen was also the first editor of the company magazine “NYT”. The CEO of Louis Poulsen at the time, Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen, gave the magazine to PH as a gift because he had been terminated from the Danish newspaper he worked for (his opinions were too radical).
Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction—compared to man’s need for light remains the fondation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen.