PH Artichoke by Louis Poulsen

PH Artichoke


Designer Poul Henningsen
Launched in 1958
Architonic id 1012167

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Key features
- Classical masterpiece - 72 “leaves” placed on 12 steel arches - Light source not visible from any angle - glare free - Originally designed for a restaurant in Copenhagen

The fixture provides 100% glare-free light. The 72 precisely positioned leaves form 12 unique rows of six leaves each. They illuminate the fixture as well as emitting diffused light with a unique pattern. The fixture provides decorative and comfortable lighting.

Story behind the product
The PH Artichoke is considered to be a classical masterpiece made by Poul Henningsen more than 40 years ago. The structure is made of twelve steel arches. On this structure PH placed 72 copper “leaves” in twelve circular rows with six blades in each row. Because each row is staggered from the previous, all 72 leaves are able to “cover for each other”. This design allows viewing the fixture from any angle without being able to see the light source located in the center of the PH Artichoke. The original PH Artichokes were developed for a restaurant in Copenhagen called the Langelinie Pavilion, and they are still hanging there today.

Designer: Poul Henningsen

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