Lot 55 | Auction XVII

LOT 55

(B. Denmark, 1894-1967)

PH 2/1 Table Lamp

Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Denmark
White opal glass shades
Frame and base in high lustre chrome plated brass and steel
Comes with numbered certificate 470034
35.5 x 20 cm

Private Collection, London

Light Years Ahead: The Story of the PH Lamp Louis Poulsen,
Jorstian and Nielsen, pg. 147, 149, 173, 182

RM 2,800 – RM 5,800

“Future comes by itself, progress does not.” – Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen was Danish author, architect and critic, was one of the leading figures of the cultural life of Denmark between the World Wars. In Denmark, he is often referred to as PH.

His most valuable contribution to design was in the field of lighting. He designed the PH-lamp in 1925, which, like his later designs, used carefully analyzed reflecting and baffling of the light rays from the bulb to achieve glare-free and uniform illumination.