Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke Lampfor Louis PoulsenPH Artichoke (1958) is a 360-degree glare free luminaire created by 72 leaves, which shield the light source, redirect and reflect the light onto the underlying leaves, giving distinct, unique illumination. The PH Artichoke is considered to be a classical masterpiece made by Poul Henningsen more than 40 years ago. The structure is made of twelve steel arches. On this structure PH placed 72 copper "leaves" in twelve circular rows with six blades in each row. Because each row is staggered from the previous, all 72 leaves are able to "cover for each other".
This design allows viewing the fixture from any angle without being able to see the light source located in the center of the PH Artichoke. The original PH Artichokes were developed for a restaurant in Copenhagen called the Langelinie Pavilion, and they are still hanging there today.
Finish:Copper or stainless steel, brushed and lacquered. White, wet painted. Material: Leaves: Die cut copper, laser cut stainless steel or die cut steel.
Top shade:White, spun steel.
Frame:High lustre chrome plated, laser cut steel. Housing: High lustre chrome plated, spun aluminum.
Mounting:Suspension type: 3 stainless steel aircraft cables. Suspension length: 12'.
Canopy:White. Cord type: 3-conductor, 18 AWG PVC power cord.
Cord color:Copper version - black cord or stainless steel, white version: - white cord.
Weight:Max. 55 lbs.