PH 4½-4 Glass Pendant

by Louis Poulsen

Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system back in 1925-1926. The first lights using the system were designed by PH in cooperation with Louis Poulsen for an exhibition in Paris. This partnership continued up until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free light, dir

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Specifications

General

Product Name
PH 4½-4 Glass Pendant
Designer
Poul Henningsen
Manufacturer
Louis Poulsen
Manufactured
Denmark

Product Type

Interior Lighting
Pendants

Product Specs

Light source
Incandescent
LED
Lighting type
Direct-indirect
Material
Metal, Aluminium - Extruded, Steel - Chrome plated
Glass
Colour
White range
Characteristics
Handmade

Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system back in 1925-1926. The first lights using the system were designed by PH in cooperation with Louis Poulsen for an exhibition in Paris. This partnership continued up until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free light, direct light where it was most needed, and create soft shadows, using incandescent bulbs as a light source.

The PH 4½-4 Glass 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.

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 matte on the underside, giving a soft and uniform light distribution.

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