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Louis Poulsen

PH 2/1 Portable


The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. The shades are made of hand blown opal three-layer glass, which is glossy on top and sandblasted matte on the underside, giving a soft and diffused light distribution.

The table lamp provides a soft, harmonious and comfortable light distribution with its mouth-blown three-layer white opal glass that primarily directs the light downwards. Poul Henningsen designed it based on his celebrated three-shade system, which he created in 1925 to shape excellent non-glare lighting.

The first lamp using the multi-shade system was made in collaboration with Louis Poulsen for the Paris exhibition that same year. The ‘Paris Lamp’ won gold.

Henningsen had a distinct scientific approach to light and continued to design numerous luminaires based on the same system. He used the logarithmic spiral as the foundation and accomplished even distribution of light with the three-shade-system, which together with a dispersed reflection through the glass made it possible to curb glare and shadow.

Each PH lamp number refers to the size of its shades. The PH 3/2 Table consists of a top shade of approximately 30 cm and the lower shades are used from the 2/2 version.

    18.6"H x 11.3"Ø Cable Length: 120"

    Light Source:
    USB-C-C cord for standard 15W/3A USB-C adaptor or inductive charging

    Shades and anti-glare disc: Spun aluminum
    Struts: Rolled Aluminum 
    Spun aluminum, spun copper or spun brass

    If in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. If not in stock, please allow up to 12 weeks for delivery.


    Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a highly influential Danish designer, architect, writer, and cultural critic, renowned for his pioneering work in lighting design, which remains integral to Louis Poulsen’s heritage. Born in Copenhagen to writers Agnes Henningsen and Carl Ewald, Henningsen initially practiced functionalist architecture but became famous for his innovative lighting designs.


    Established in 1874 as a lighting manufacturer, Louis Poulsen has become one of the world's leading producers of lighting. This success is attributed to collaborations with renowned designers and architects like Arne Jacobsen, Øivind Slaatto, Poul Henningsen, and Verner Panton.

    Poul Henningsen
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