The PH 80 emits diffuse and symmetrical light. The majority of the light is directed downwards, and the opal acrylic shades provide comfortable room lighting. The red hue of the top reflector helps giving the light a warmer glow.
Finish: White opal acrylic. High lustre chrome plated.
Material: Shades: High pressure moulded white opal acrylic. Top shade: Black, high pressure moulded polycarbonate. Base: Black, high pressure moulded ABS. Stem: High lustre chrome plated, steel.
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish writer Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17. He 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.