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PH Kontrast pendant by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen, 1960s

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Lacquered aluminium
H. 14.96 in; Diam. 17.72 in;
H. 38 cm; Diam. 45 cm;
Condition Excellent. Mint vintage condition
Creation Date 1958-1962
Description Poul Henningsen’s Kontrast is a PH lamp produced by Louis Poulsen. It consists of 10 shades with 4 different surfaces on each shade for maximum reproduction of the light. The bulb is in the centre and can be moved up and down by adjusting the ring around the pendant bar. With the bulb raised the light becomes bluish and when lowered towards reddish. It was precisely this ability to adjust the light's colour contrast, which gave the lamp its name.

The construction of the lamp was very complicated and therefore also extremely expensive to manufacture. For this reason the lamp went out of production.

If you would like to know more about the wide range of magnificent lamps designed by Poul Henningsen: in the discover section of our website,, we have made a start with a series of articles on his superb designs with lots of unique material from original catalogues in our collection. The first three parts of this series are about his wall lamps, table lamps and his floor lamps.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
Article References
Dealer Reference Number 1815022
Incollect Reference Number 256477
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