The PH 5 lamp designed by Poul Henningsen is one of the classics of Danish design, famous for its exceptional ability to illuminate without glare.
This luminaire is designed with layered shades to produce the best downward light. The lamp also illuminates itself by reflecting a portion of the light up and to the sides. It gives a pleasing, atmospheric indirect light.
The PH 5 is designed to hang low over the table, so that it does not block eye contact between those sitting around it. It gives a pleasing, atmospheric indirect light.
The warm light of the original version of the PH 5 is achieved by the red and blue shades inside the lamp. An original PH 5 luminaire features the purple shade mountings shown in the image. Length of white textile cable 3 m.