Recently we were doing up a flat and we introduce the PH5 lamp to the owner who went and did his research and found a shop that sells the real deal in Singapore!
The PH5 Lamp is designed by Danish Architect Poul Henningsen (hence the name PH5) and are carried by a lighting manufacturer called Louis Poulsen, a danish company that was founded in 1874. They are very famous for their PH5 and artichoke lamps (another favourite lamp of hubs).
The Louis Poulsen PH 5 Pendant represents the original design from
Poul Henningsen. The PH 5 consists of three reflecting shades that
illuminate the lamp downward and laterally, creating 100% glare-free
light. This is 100% true as I personally saw it at the showroom. We requested for them to turn on the PH5 lamps for us to take a look at the lighting effect and you cannot see the bulb!
The PH5 gets its name from the diameter of the top shade, which is 50 cm. The PH5 Pendant is wet-painted in a matte finish with
purple or bronze-colored struts between the shades. The Louis Poulsen PH50 Pendant are finished in high-gloss
white or colored version with aluminum struts,
Back to this shop in Singapore...it was having a close door sales event for all lights including the PH5 at 50% off! And this event was only open to designers. That's the catch!
End of story?
We bought one for our client as requested and bought 2 for ourselves because hubs has been eyeing this lamp for the longest time.
can't wait for the lamps to arrive next month!