Large white hanging lamp by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen in 1984. Iconic Danish vintage lighting design – vintage edition
PH 5-4½ is a beautiful large top tier Danish design piece, made for high hanging. Originally designed by the “Master of Light” himself – Poul Henningsen, for Louis Poulsen.
The PH 5-4½ pendant is a four screen lamp. Poul Henningsen (PH) designed the three-screen system as early as 1925-1926, when the first lamps were drawn for an exhibition in Paris. Throughout his life PH sought to create the perfect glare-free light – directing light where it is needed while casting soft shadows.
In 1931 the 4-screen system was launched, in order to create a fixture that could be mounted high up and thus provide an alternative to the frequently used chandeliers. The PH 4-shade lamp was designed to increase the amount of light emitted horizontally from the lamp, thereby providing more lighting on walls and shelves, than the ordinary 3-shade lights.
It was taken out of the Louis Poulsen standard product range in the 40s, but was re-designed in 1979 by two Danish architects Sophus Frandsen and Ebbe Christensen for the exhibition building Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, in a larger size: PH 6½-6. In 1984, the smaller version PH 5-4½ was designed for the Concert Hall in Århus.
This piece I have for sale it the vintage edition PH 5-4½ in stylish white with blue reflection shade. It was produced in the 1980s (seen on the almost non-existing Louis Poulsen sticker inside the top).
All original, and no parts missing, but rewired with 2,25 m (7′ 4.6″) high end quality, white fabric cord – for safety and beauty. Tested and fully functional.
Cleaned, labeled and packed in protective bag.
- Height: 31.8 cm | 12.5 inches
- Width: 46.6 cm |18.3 inches
- No. of bulbs: 1
- Bulb socket size: E27
- Max Watt: 200 W
- Aluminum (lacquered), Brass
- Condition – Very Good Vintage Condition - (8/10)
Very very few signs of usage and age (a couple of superficial marks). Check photos!
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