The fixture is designed on the principle of a reflecting multi-shade system, emitting a glare-free, downward directed light, while radiating a pleasantly delicate glow. The amber tone and glossy surface on the outside of the shades in combination with the sandblasted matt underside, gives a soft and diffuse light distribution.
PH designed the table lamp in 1927, based on his newly invented three-shade system, which to this day perfectly combines a glare-free downward directed light with a pleasant upward glow, creating an ideal atmosphere.
Henningsen's initials are beautifully engraved under the switch
Light source Light source 1x33W QT-ax 14 G9
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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.