To honour Poul Henningsen’s legacy of ingenious work with shaping light, Louis Poulsen presents a very special limited edition of his treasured PH 3/2 Table lamp. The exclusive version features Italian mouth-blown, amber-coloured glass shades that accentuate the shades’ organic form paired with a brass frame. The frame is based on that of a PH table lamp from around 1927. It features brass with a lightly brushed surface, the fine brush lines following the lamp’s contours and shape. Unless polished, the untreated brass allows it to acquire a beautiful, unique patina over time.
The limited edition’s amber tone, glossy exterior surface, and sandblasted matt underside also enhance light distribution while creating a warm, welcoming ambience.
The light switch can be traced back to Henningsen’s 1927 table lamps. Also crafted from brushed brass, the through-switch is located on the stem near the base. Henningsen’s initials are beautifully engraved beneath the switch.
Louis Poulsen and Poul Henningsen initially introduced coloured, mouth-blown glass lamps in the late 1920s. Then as now, the naturally varying colourations won people over with their warmth and distinctiveness, highlighting the beauty of hand-craftsmanship. Because the glass of each shade is crafted individually, each lamp is unique – and as much a work of art as a functional addition to the spaces we cherish.
Glass shades also come with the added benefit of allowing light to pass through them, providing not only downward and outward but also upward soft illumination that contributes to the overall room lighting. The gentle golden glow is reminiscent of life by candlelight – an experience Henningsen was keen to recreate and augment as he worked to shape electric light to human needs.
Even when unlit, the sculptural PH 3/2 Table lamp continues to play a dynamic role in its environment, reflecting the surroundings off its surfaces. Its compact size makes the design ideal as an atmospheric side table or window lamp, a bedside reading lamp, or a desktop task lamp.