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PH 5 - Louis Poulsen

PH 5, Louis Poulsen, Poul Henningsen, 1958

Louis Poulsen's PH 5 pendant light was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and has become a Scandinavian design classic, suitable for different types of furniture.

The PH 5 lamp emits a pleasant and anti-glare light thanks to the internal surface with special coloring present in the lamp itself.

Poul Henningsen wanted to improve the color reproduction characteristics of the light source in the PH 5. Small red and blue screens were then inserted to integrate the color in the part of the spectrum to which the eye is less sensitive. The red and blue areas, attenuating the light in the central yellow-green region where the eye is most sensitive. At the time, no one knew that the PH 5 would become synonymous with 100% glare-free light, regardless of its installation or the light source used.

However, the red and blue rings are no longer required to achieve superior light quality, as current light sources reproduce daylight much better than in Poul Henningsen's time. Even today, the PH 5 continues to grace the most modern interiors in a range of colors. In 2020 we are launching the PH 5 Monochrome series with the most current look that enhances its extraordinary design. The matt painted metal screens are available in black, white and ultra blue for more gritty furnishings.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Poul Henningsen's PH 5 pendant light, Louis Poulsen has launched the beloved classic in variations of new colors.
The anniversary edition of the PH 5 lamp features the elegant copper and white colors.

The PH 5 lamp is characterized by an elegant and innovative design: the beautiful lampshades joined together are anti-glare and create a pleasant lighting. The lamp emits a warm light thanks to the blue and red surface inside the lamp itself. The name of the classic, PH 5, indicates both the designer and the size of the largest lampshade which is 50 cm. The PH 5 pendant light is perfect for the dining table, but is also suitable for higher spaces and rooms.

Launched in 2017, the PH 5 Mini version of the lamp was created for the needs of modern life: it can be used as a general light in a small room or as a pop of color in a larger space. The diameter of the main lampshade is 30 cm, which makes the PH 5 Mini compact but always spectacular.

The lamp is available in the classic colors of the PH 5 lamp and also in new fresh shades developed with the color expert Louise Sass. The surface of the PH 5 Mini lamp is made more lively thanks to the combination of darker and lighter tones of the same color.

PH 5 - Diameter 50 cm - Height 26.7 cm
PH 5 Mini - Diameter 30 cm - Height 16.3 cm