Poul Henningsen Style Lighting
Born to a famous Danish actress mother, Poul Henningsen started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for. He was one of the leading figures of the cultural life of Denmark between the World Wars. His most valuable contribution to design was in the field of lighting. He carefully studied reflecting and baffling of the light rays from the bulb to achieve glare-free and uniform illumination. In 1925, one of these fixtures won first prize for modern lighting at the International Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris. His light fixtures were manufactured by Louis Poulsen and his theories were still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting. Other notable designs by him include the PH Grand Piano, examples of which are included in several prominent twentieth-century design collections, including that of the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. He also designed Glassalen for Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. Please note, that all content and products we offer are in the style of the designs from the 1920s to 1970s and are not to be considered licensed products. Any descriptive content throughout this website is purely for educational purposes only and does not form a part of associations with any trademarks. Our product shape and design are to encompass, aesthetic and organic designs from that genre. All products you see on the website are the products you will receive no library photos or adaptations.