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design: poul henningsen
concept: the fixture provides 100% glare-free light. the 72 precisely positioned leaves form 12 unique rows of 6 leaves each. they illuminate the fixture as well as emitting diffused light with a unique pattern. the fixture provides decorative and comfortable lighting. for the energy saving LED variant the quality of light and atmosphere surrounding the product is kept at the highest level.
finish: copper or stainless steel, brushed and coated. white, wet painted.
material: leaves: punched copper, laser cut stainless steel or punched steel. top shade: white, spun steel. frame: high lustre chrome plated, laser cut steel. suspension: high lustre chrome plated, spun aluminium.
mounting: suspension type: cable 3×0,75mm² & wire
cable length: 4m
weight: max. 23.5kg
class: ingress protection IP20. electric shock protection I w. ground
info notes: the innovation of the LED technology is constant. the specifications mentioned are based on present technology. for up-to-date information on the ph artichoke or any louis poulsen products, visit www.louispoulsen.com
about the designer
poul henningsen was born in copenhagen to the famous danish actress agnes henningsen. he never graduated as an architect, but studied at the technical school at frederiksberg, denmark from 1911-14, and then at technical college in copenhagen from 1914-17.
he started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. he also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. for a short period at the beginning of wwii, he was the head architect of the tivoli gardens in copenhagen. but like many other creative people, he was forced to flee denmark during the german occupation but soon became a vital part of the danish colony of artists living in sweden.
his lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. to this day, Louis Poulsen lighting still benefits from his genius. poul henningsen was also the first editor of the company magazine “nyt”. the ceo of Louis Poulsen at the time, sophus kaastrup-olsen, gave the magazine to ph as a gift because he had been terminated from the danish newspaper he worked for (his opinions were too radical).
poul henningsen’s pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction—compared to man’s need for light remains the fondation of the lighting theories still practiced by louis poulsen lighting.
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