After 50 years of glare-free illumination, the PH 5 is celebrating its 1958 conception by introducing an exciting new spin-off, the PH 50. The PH 50 captures the spirit of the 4-shade design but spices up the classic luminaire with five new color options - Chili Red, Mint Blue, Wasabi Green, Coconut White and Olive Black. The PH 50's vibrant flair comes not only from the five color options but also from its new lustrous finish. While the classic PH 5 was designed with a matte finish, the PH 50 has glossy surfaces that reflect light off the colored shades. The PH 50 adds a colorful decorative element to any space.
The pendant was designed to hang low above a table while at the same time giving a moderate light to the surroundings. The design of the visible reflectors ensures that light is directed both vertically and horizontally. Regardless of how the lamp is installed and no matter which incandescent bulb it is furnished with, the PH 5 was and is completely glare-free.
In Denmark you will see that approximately one in every two homes has a PH5 pendant.
Poul Henningsen was Born in Copenhagen to the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect but started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, which led to a focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925. Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction-compared to man's need for light remains the foundation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting. Choose between chili red, mint blue, black, coconut white, or wasabi green.
11.1" h | 19.7" dia. | 200W max