PH 2/1 Table Lamp Louis Poulsen
The PH 2/1 table lamp is part of the famous PH light series by the designer Poul Henningsen. His designs are based on the most accurate calculations of lighting emission and are characterized by a well thought-out distribution of the lighting in the room. The focus of his creative work he prescribed the principle of the logarithmic spiral after he arranged the triple shade. In this way, he achieved a particularly even, glare-free distribution of the lighting.
At the time, the PH lights were particularly popular in architects' circles and were often used as part of an overall architectural concept in buildings. Even in the well-known Villa Tugendhat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, PH lamps ensured the perfect lighting atmosphere. Over time, they have become true classics of design history.
PH 2/1 has been manufactured by the manufacturer Louis Poulsen since the mid-1920s, making it one of the earliest designs by Henningsens. Since then the shade is made of three mouth-blown, opal glass elements. The top is glossy and the underside is matt. The matt surface ensures an even, glare-free lighting distribution.