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Louis Poulsen

PH 2/1 Table Lamp


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 created 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 2/1 Table consists of a top shade of approximately 20 cm and the lower shades are used from the 1/1 version.

14"H x 7.9"Ø, Cord Length: 120"

Light Source:
1x4W LED T-4 G9

Top Plate: Brass metalled, black metalled or high lustre chrome plated, machined brass
Shade: Hand-blown opal glass
Base & Stem: Brass metalled, black metallised or high lustre chrome plated, 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. During WWII, he briefly served as the head architect for Tivoli Gardens before fleeing to Sweden, where he joined a community of Danish artists.


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.

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