Louis Poulsen PH 5
Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 in response to the constant changes in the shape and size of incandescent lamps by incandescent lamp manufacturers, and he named it after the size of the pendant lamp's main screen, as it is 50 cm in diameter. When the lamp was released, he wrote in typically bold terms about how he had lost faith that the manufacturers of incandescent lamps would ever learn to use common sense or have the best interests of consumers in mind: "I embraced fate and, with Louis Poulsen's permission, I designed a PH fixture that can be used with any kind of light source, Christmas lights and 100 W bulbs with a metal filament. However, a fluorescent tube might be a bit too much to ask for in the existing form!" At that time, no one could have imagined that the PH 5 would become synonymous with the PH light, which remains 100% glare-free, no matter how the light is installed or what light source is used. Today, the PH 5 continues to beautify even the most modern interiors, as does the PH 5 Mini with a top screen diameter of 30 centimeters, released in 2017 in the spirit of Poul Henningsen. Louis Poulsen wants to cater to the contemporary and creative life, so for the first time it has adjusted the size of the famous pendant lamp. In 2020, the PH 5 Mini Monochrome series is presented to highlight this striking design and give it a more current look. The matte painted metal screens are available in black, white, and in ultra blue for the bolder interior stylist.