Art deco’s influence is clear in a lot of Henningsen’s work, the sleek curves and use of metal and glass in the PH 3 ½ - 2 ½ is typical of the movement, taking inspiration from ships and motor cars of the time.
The table lamp is completely glare-free, making it a perfect work or reading companion.
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.