The shape of the PH 5-4½ ensures that it is the focal point in any interior. It's separate tiers allow for the light to be distributed evenly - both downwards and outwards, creating a stunning lighting atmopshere. The striking light can be utilised individually, hung low over a dining table, or in large clusters, creating a magnificent effect in offices, hotel spaces and restaurants. Also available, the Louis Poulsen PH 6½-6 Pendant Light.
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.