PH 3½/2½ Floor Lamp By Louis Poulsen

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      Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system during 1925/1926. The first lights using the system were designed for an exhibition in Paris. His work with Louis Poulsen continued until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free lighting; aiming to direct light where it was most needed, and creating soft shadows while using incandescent bulbs as a light source. The 3½/2½ Floor light is a member of the three-shade family and is one of 19 versions available today. Approximately one thousand different models have been produced over the years and consisted of table, floor and wall lamps, as well as a number of different chandeliers, which were very popular in the 30s for lighting private homes with high ceilings.

      PH 3½/2½ Floor consists of an approximately 35 cm top shade with lower shades. These hybrid models were introduced due to the desire to hang pendants at lower heights. The system was also used for floor, table and wall lamps. PH 3½/2½ Floor in its current form was introduced in 2002.


      • Designed by Poul Henningsen, 1925/1926
      • Type: Floor lamp
      • Concept:
        The fixture is designed based on the principle of a reflective three-shade system, which directs the majority of the light downwards
        The shades are made of hand-blown opal three-layer glass, which is glossy on top and sandblasted matte on the underside, giving a soft and diffuse light distribution
      • Finish: High luster chrome plated, white opal glass
      • Mounting: Cord type: Black; Switch: In-line on/off foot switch provided
      • Good reading light
      • Iconic design, architectural versatility
      • Belongs to a family that includes chandelier, pendant, floor and wall models
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    • Floor Lamps,Louis Poulsen,On Sale at 2Modern,Poul Henningsen 1894-1967
      Designer: Poul Henningsen
      Base: High luster chrome plated, spun brass.
      Shades: Hand-blown white opal glass (sandblasted on the underside for uniform light distribution).
      Top plate: High luster chrome plated, spun brass.
      Stem: High luster chrome plated, steel.
      • Dimensions (inches):
        Overall: 13Dia x 51.2H
        Base: 9.4Dia
        Cord length: 144
      • Lamp type: Incandescent, LED
      • Bulbs: 1 x 100W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 Incandescent lamp OR 1 x 15W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 LED lamp (not included)
      • Label: cULus, Dry location, IBEW
      SKU: PH 3 1/2 - 2 1/2 -F
      Catalog ID: 51283
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