First developed in 1958, the pendant design came from Henningsen's dislike of the harsh, unflattering lightbulbs of the time; with him going on to create the pioneering three-shade system. Designed to provide a flattering, glare-free light as close to natural light as possible, the fixture emits both downward and lateral light, beautifully illuminating itself and its surroundings. Now available in a palette of striking monochrome finishes, an elegant emphasis of the classic design but with a more contemporary look, the PH 5 Mini is a timeless piece that can effortlessly elevate any room in the modern home. Also available, the PH 5 Monochrome 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.