The consummate modernist chandelier, Poul Henningsen's Artichoke Lamp (1958) is composed of layers of overlapping "leaves," which produce crisp, glare-free light from 360 degrees. Each leaf is laser-cut for precision and is configured by hand. The Artichoke is aptly suited to a dining room, entryway or reception desk. Manufactured in Denmark by Louis Poulsen. UL- listed. Bulb (not included): Incandescent 500W/120V/E26/A21.
Although Scandinavia has contributed numerous classic pieces to modern design culture, few have truly achieved international iconic status; Poul Henningsen's PH lamp is one of those that has.
Trained as an architect, Henningsen is best known for a series of lighting fixtures that resulted from his fascination with the then-new technology of the electric lightbulb. In 1925, one of these fixtures won first prize for modern lighting at the Paris Exposition of Decorative Arts. The next year it was put into production by Louis Poulsen & Co. in Copenhagen, and it has been in continuous international demand ever since. Read more >