Poul Henningsen designed the three-screen system in 1925-1926. The first lights to use this system were designed by Poul Henningsen in collaboration with Louis Poulsen for an exhibition in Paris. His work with Louis Poulsen continued until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, Poul Henningsen sought to achieve glare-free, direct lighting in essential areas, creating soft shadows with incandescent bulbs as the light source. The PH 4/3 Metal Suspension was launched in 1966. Its design follows the three-screen system based on the lituum or logarithmic spiral, with the middle section of the light source positioned in the center of the spiral. This fixture is a simplification of the PH lamp designed in 1929. The lamp earned him the highest distinction at the world exhibition in Barcelona of the time. Metal pendant lamps were produced in numerous sizes and colors but the lower part of the shade was always painted white to provide diffused light. To achieve warmer lighting, for a short time, metal pendant lamps were also made with the bottom covered in gold. Metal pendant lights were produced in numerous sizes and colors over the years.
L The luminaire was designed according to the principle of three reflective screens which direct most of the light downwards. The screens are made of metal and painted white to ensure uniform and comfortable light distribution.
1x60W E27 source
Material: white painted aluminium. Rosette: yes Cable length: 3 m. Cable type: white fabric
Dimensions and measurements
Dimensions (mm):400 (Width) x 200 (height) x 400 (length)
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967), designer, Hugely influential Danish architect, writer and cultural critic, he had a huge impact on Danish thought and design. His legacy as an original master of light is an integral part of Louis Poulsen's tradition of creating exceptional light.