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Louis Poulsen

PH 5 Mini


The pendant emits a non-glaring downward directed light, while also illuminating its own frame thus creating a soft, comfortable radiance from within the center of the pendant.

Poul Henningsen designed the PH 5 in 1958 as a counter-reaction to the bulb manufacturer’s many alterations to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs at the time, which Henningsen found to be completely senseless.

The PH 5 fitted all types of light sources by turning everything into amiable lighting. This made the PH 5 so famous it became synonymous with ‘the PH light’ that still lifts even the most contemporary of interiors today, as does the PH 5 Mini. The smaller version of the PH 5 was introduced in 2017 and created in accordance with Poul Henningsen’s original design with a top shade of approximately 30 cm in diameter.

Henningsen had a distinct scientific approach to light and designed numerous luminaires based on the three-shade-system that he invented in 1925 to shape excellent non-glare lighting. He used the logarithmic spiral as the foundation and accomplished even distribution of light with the multi-shade-system, which made it possible to curb glare and shadow.

In 2020, the PH 5 Mini Monochrome series is introduced to emphasize this striking design for a more contemporary look. The matte-painted metal shades come in black, white, and in ultra blue for the bolder decorator.

6.4"H x 11.8"Ø Cable Length: 144"

Light Source:
1x10W A-15/medium

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. 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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