Originally conceived to work with almost any light source, the PH 5 completely emits glare and brings a natural, warm and well-diffused light into your home. The meticulous design is the product of Henningsen’s desire and perseverance to counteract the stark, unforgiving lightbulbs of the time. Based on the enduring success of the PH 5 Pendant Light Classic, Louis Poulsen have released the PH 5 Mini and a range of PH 5’s in Contemporary Hues, part of the PH 5 family.
Discover the story behind this classic design in our article “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.