PH 5 Pendant for Poulsen by Paul Henningsen purple

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Paul Henningson designed the first PH lamp (3-shade) in 1926. It was the result of Poul Henningson's first 10 years of continuous and increasingly methodical attempts to shade and control electric lighting. His idea has always been that the PH lamp should become a domestic lamp. In 1929 and 1930, a new and extensive range with an overwhelming range of fittings in different sizes, were launched on the market. Te world wide recession in 1931 had a crucial influence on the PH lamp range. Reasonable prices became a decisive sales argument leading to production of a series of models made of cheaper materials. Many models disappeared and the shade sizes and colors choices were reduced. However the best ones survived and production re-started when conditions normalized. The second world war difficult production conditions put a stop to many experiments with the shade materials and shape. Though the early post war years did not witness much in the way of the innovation of the lamp, but the mid- 50's were once again a fruitful period for Poul Henningson. Old ideas, some from all the way back to the 20's , were turned into a new, contemporary idiom in a series of constructions, some of which were classic from the start.The most common lamp of that period is the PH 5 which was presented for the first time in spring 1958. It was proclaimed as a &rdquo; classic innovation&rdquo; and nobody imagined at the time that this lamp would go down in posterity of the most classic of all Poul Henningson's lamps. The PH 5 , 100 Watt consisted of four reflecting aluminium shades plus three, and later two, small colored schades. The top shade diameter is 50 cm, hence the name PH 5. The design barely changed for years. In 1959 the PH 5 200 Watt was mounted. The biggest difference was that the trumpet shades did not go so far down and inwards toward the incandescent bulb , and that the top shade was furnished with a reflecting wing in towards the centre of the lamp. The two curved , colored shades in the PH 5 100 Watt were replaced bij a reflecting one also facing the centre. In 1980 the construction was altered, when 60,75 and 100 Watt incandescent bulbs all became the same size. The scoring adjustment was replaced by a more simple system and the upwardly facing shade could now be produced in one piece, which was a major visual advancement.The join was now on the top of te trumpet shade.</p>
<p>Poul Henningsen studied painting at the Technical University of Copenhagen and started designing lamps and furniture for the companies Louis Poulsen and Zeiss &amp; Goertz from 1924.Besides he was journalist and editor. He wrote art and music critics, other articles and scripts for films.</p>

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Conditie Excellent
Date of manufacture 1958
Period 1950-1959
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