Key facts

Product:
PH Artichoke
Family:
PH Artichoke
Manufacturer:
Louis Poulsen
Designer:
Poul Henningsen
Architonic ID:
1012167
Country:
Denmark
Launched:
1958
Groups:
Suspended lights-General lighting
Suspended lights-LED-lights
Suspended lights-Pendant lights in steel
Suspended lights-Pendant lights in metal
LED lights-Suspended lights

Product description

CONCEPT: 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. For the energy saving LED variant the quality of light and atmosphere surrounding the product is kept at the highest level.
FINISH: Copper or stainless steel, brushed and coated. White, wet painted.
MATERIAL: Leaves: Punched copper, laser cut stainless steel or punched steel. Top shade: White, spun steel. Frame: High lustre chrome plated, laser cut steel. Suspension: High lustre chrome plated, spun aluminium.
MOUNTING: Suspension type: Cable 3x0,75mm² & wire. Canopy: Yes. Cable length: 4m.
WEIGHT: Max. 27.5kg.
CLASS: Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. ground.

Product family

Concept

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

Concept
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.