PH 5 Pendant Lamp

Designed by Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen

PH 5 Pendant Lamp

Details Monochrome White Finish


A beautiful sculptural element both when it is on and off, the PH 5 Pendant is a much-loved and well-known fixture design found in many spaces around the world. A follow-up to his celebrated three-shade system, Poul Henningsen developed the PH 5 in 1958 and was inspired from the desire to create flattering, softer light in an era when homes were still transitioning to electric lighting and incandescent bulbs, whose effects were more utilitarian than aesthetic.

Named according to its shade size, PH 5 provides a comfortable, glare-free light, based on the principle of Poul Henningsen’s reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards. It emits a lateral light as well as illuminating itself, providing a soft radiance from within its core. The lower shade is furthermore fitted with a frosted diffuser glass to ensure that the downward directed light is 100% glare-free.
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  • Bulb Type: A21 E27
  • Max Wattage: 75 W
  • Number of Bulbs: 1
  • Bulb(s): not included
  • Suspension Type: Cable 2 x 0.1 mm²
  • Canopy: Yes
  • Cord Length: 3 m
  • Cord Type: White cord
  • Overall Dimensions: 20" x 20" x 10.5"


The highly influential Danish designer, architect, writer, and cultural critic, Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), has had a huge impact on Danish thinking and design. He started practicing traditional functionalist architecture, but over the years his professional interests shifted to primarily focus on lighting, for which he is most famous. His legacy as the original master of light is an integrated part of Louis Poulsen’s heritage of creating exceptional light.


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