The limited edition PH lamp for 2023 is a rediscovered masterpiece from Louis Poulsen’s archives with a design heritage dating back to 1926. With its instantly recognisable curved stem, finished in untreated brass with fine hairlines, and featuring three mouth-blown opal glass shades, the Luna table lamp emits both a pleasing aesthetic and a pleasant glow.
Characterful and atmospheric, the Luna will make for a beloved addition to any space but will be particularly well-placed in a reading nook or atop a bedside table, as per Henningsen’s original intentions, with its calming, tone-setting hue gifting a space with a real sense of comfort and identity.
Poul Henningsen is an integral figure in lighting design and architecture, whose revolutionary views on the utilisation of light in the home led to a number of ground-breaking designs.
Collaborating with Louis Poulsen in 1924/25, Henningsen produced the first version of the seminal PH multi-shade lamp, a classic piece of modern lighting design, featuring separate elements which are shaped and assembled in such a way that the bulb is covered and light is directed downward, creating a soft, diffused effect.
Henningsen was aware of the importance of light in urban life, but sought a way to subdue the harshness of electric light while harnessing its mood-altering properties, believing that the aesthetic of an interior is highly dependent on how light is used.