PH 2/1 Pendant

by Louis Poulsen

The PH 2/1 Pendant is a member of the three-shade family which numbers 30 lights today, including three for outdoor use. Thus PH did not just design a light, but an entire system – around a thousand different models have been produced over the years

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Specifications

General

Product
PH 2/1 Pendant
Designer
Poul Henningsen
Manufacturer
Louis Poulsen
Manufactured
Denmark

Product Specs

Light source
Incandescent
LED
Lighting type
Direct-indirect
Material
Metal, Aluminium, Brass
Glass
Colour
Black range
Gold range
Silver range
Characteristics
Handmade

Product description

The PH 2/1 Pendant is a member of the three-shade family which numbers 30 lights today, including three for outdoor use. Thus PH did not just design a light, but an entire system – around a thousand different models have been produced over the years. This wide selection consisted of table, floor and wall lamps, as well as a number of different chandeliers, which were very popular in the 30s for lighting private homes from high ceilings. There were countless combination options. The lights were available in different colours, as well as a range of sizes. The first shades were made of metal with a painted underside, such as white, gold or silver – depending on whether diffuse, warm or cold light was desired. Glass was later introduced for the three-shade system. In addition to the downward-directed light, glass lamps illuminated the room.


The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of mouth-blown opal three-layer glass, which is glossy on top and sandblasted matt on the underside, giving a soft and uniform light distribution.

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