PH Artichoke Hanging Lamp, 1958
This is a hanging lamp. It was designed by Poul Henningsen and manufactured by Louis Poulson & Co. A/S. It is dated 1958 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is bent sheet copper, cast steel, enameled metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Poul Henningsen began experimenting with lighting in 1919, creating a range of lamps that directed rather than diffused light, mimicking gas lighting. The Artichoke lamp is arguably his most decorative variation. Its copper “leaves” create a warm red tone and reflect a maximum of light across a room while shielding viewers from glare. Originally designed for use in a Copenhagen restaurant, the Artichoke was commercially produced in a reduced size.
It is credited
Museum purchase from General Exhibition Funds.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 69 x 84 cm (27 3/16 x 33 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
PH Artichoke Hanging Lamp, 1958; Designed by Poul Henningsen (Danish, 1894–1967); Denmark; bent sheet copper, cast steel, enameled metal; H x diam.: 69 x 84 cm (27 3/16 x 33 1/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Exhibition Funds; 1983-16-1