PH Louvre

by Louis Poulsen

Poul Henningsen designed his first lights back in 1925-1926 for an exhibition in Paris. His work with Louis Poulsen continued right up until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free light, direct light where it was most


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Specifications

General

Product
PH Louvre
Designer
Poul Henningsen
Manufacturer
Louis Poulsen
Manufactured
Denmark

Product Specs

Light source
LED
Incandescent
Lighting type
Direct-indirect
Material
Metal, Aluminium
Colour
White range
Characteristics
Handmade

Product description

Poul Henningsen designed his first lights back in 1925-1926 for an exhibition in Paris. His work with Louis Poulsen continued right 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. PH Louvre was designed for the Adventist Church in Skodsborg, Denmark in 1957. The globe-shaped fixture is made up of 13 shades mounted on four supports. It is a simplification of an earlier light Poul Henningsen designed in 1942, called the Spiral.


The fixture provides 100% glare-free light. The geometrical, spherical design is based on the principle of illuminating all surfaces at the same angle. This ensures uniform light around the fixture, illuminating both walls and ceiling. Matt painted undersurfaces and glossy top surfaces result in an attractive reflection of the diffused light, creating uniform light distribution around the fixture.

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