The Louis Poulsen PH 5 Mini Pendant Light is the result of an intensive exploration of lighting design and functionality. An exquisitely crafted luminaire, its three-shade system ensures light is emitted both downwards and laterally, thus illuminating itself as well as its surroundings. The PH 5 Mini offers elegant symmetry through the light it casts and through its timeless, classic design. An architectural piece; the PH 5 Mini is an iconic example of superb interior lighting, part of the Louis Poulsen PH 5 family.
We take a closer look at the classic PH 5 in our feature Design Icon: Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant Lamp.
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.