Poul Henningsen (1894–1967) trained as an architect in Copenhagen but specialized in lighting design. Employed by Louis Poulsen in 1924 he developed a three shade lamp known simply as the PH lamp. This hanging lamp, still in production today was joined by table, floor and wall lamps, with the PH lamp becoming a household name and to this day remaining one of the finest incandescent lamps. At his death in 1967 Poul had designed more than 100 lamps including the classic PH5.
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Poul Henningsen (Danish, 1894-1967), PH 4 1/2 - 3 1/2 table lamp, designed 1931, manufactured by Louis Poulsen, polished chrome base and stem with white opal glass shade, marked 'Louis Poulsen PH 4 1/2 - 3 1/2 N. 14530', height 53 cm, width 46 cm,
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