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PH Snowball
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Louis Poulsen PH Snowball
Designed by Poul Henningsen
Item #: LP5741905171
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  • Designer: Poul Henningsen
  • Item #: LP5741905171
  • Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
  • Dimensions: D: 15.7", H: 15.4"
  • Material:
    • LIGHT SOURCE:
      1/200W/A-23/IF MEDIUM
    • VOLTAGE: 120V
    • SHADES: Spun Aluminum
    • FRAME: High Luster Chrome Plated, Cast Aluminum
    • HOUSING: High Luster Chrome Plated, Spun Aluminum
    • MOUNTING:
      Canopy:White
      Cord Type: 3-conductor, 18 AWG White PVC Power Cord
      Cord Length: 12'
  • Care: Surface Wash Only
  • Country: Denmark
  • Poul Henningsen designed his first lights back in 1925/1926 for an exhibition in Paris. His work with Louis Poulsen continued right up until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free lighting; aiming to direct light where it was most needed, and creating soft shadows while using incandescent bulbs as a light source. Poul Henningsen designed Snowball in 1958 and it was exhibited together with PH 5 at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art. However, Snowball received no particular attention on this occasion, and was only re-launched and manufactured from 1983.
    Poul HenningsenPoul Henningsen (PH) was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish actress Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg in Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17.

    He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. He also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. For a short period at the beginning of WWII, he was the head architect of the Tivoli Gardens project in Copenhagen. But like many other creative people, he was forced to flee Denmark during the German occupation but soon became a vital part of the Danish colony of artists living in Sweden.

    His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen began in 1925 and lasted until his death in 1967. To this day, Louis Poulsen still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen was also the first editor of the company magazine "NYT". The CEO of Louis Poulsen at the time, Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen, gave the magazine to PH as a gift after he had been terminated from another Danish newspaper - his opinions were too radical.

    Poul Henningsen's pioneering work concerning the relationship 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.

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