First shown as a prototype in 1928 at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art, now Designmuseum Danmark, the pendant is defined by its sophisticated, seven-shade glass crown. Based on Henningsen's iconic three-shade system, the additional shades create a sculptural piece that embodies both strength and delicacy. The structure has been finished with a mix of clear and frosted glass, allowing the shades to spread the light in a more diffused manner. A stunning, poetic showpiece that radiates pure elegance, the PH Septima produces an alluring, attractive glow, perfect for hanging high or low in the contemporary home.
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.