The fixture provides 100% glare-free light. Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 as a follow-up to his celebrated three-shade system. The fixture emits both downward and lateral light, thus illuminating itself. In the PH 5 Classic, a warmer tone of light is created by the inside red cone and a small blue reflector.
Material: white matt lacquered aluminium. Anti-glare shade: blue. Struts: purple, rolled aluminium. Canopy: Yes Cord length: 3 m Cord type: White fabric.
Colours: White Classic Matt |Modern White | Hues of Grey| Hues of Green | Hues of Blue | Hues of Red | Hues of Orange | Hues of Rose | Copper | Brass
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.