Poul Henningsen Ph 80 Floor and Table Lamp
  • Poul Henningsen Ph 80 Floor and Table Lamp
- Fixture celebrates Poul Henningsen’s 80th birthday - Opal acrylic shades - same illumination as glass shades - Majority of light directed downward - Red top reflector creates warmer tone of light

PH 80 Floor creates a diffuse lighting. The major part of the light is directed downward by the acrylic shades, allowing light to be emitted horizontally and upward. The red colour of the top reflector creates a warm tone of light.

Finish: White opal acrylic. High lustre chrome plated.

The PH 80 Floor & Table were put into production after Poul Henningsen’s death, as a celebration of what would have been his 80th birthday had he lived. The PH 80 fixtures were made of opal acrylics, instead of glass, with the intention of making a less expensive product with the same lighting characteristics as a glass fixture.

Being a man of the future, Poul Henningsen had been working with plastic materials as the new material for his fixtures shortly before his death. However, since he died in 1967, the quality of plastic materials at that time was not quite satisfactory. It was not until the mid 1970’s that the plastic materials and work processes had developed to such a level that the shades could be made smooth, thus achieving the right quality.

Design:
Poul Henningsen

Manufacturer:
Louis Poulsen