PH 3-2 1/2 Wall Sconce 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. PH 3/2½ Wall 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 3/2½ Wall consists of an approximately 30 cm top shade, but uses lower shades from the 2½ model. These hybrid models were introduced due to the desire to hang pendants at lower heights. The system was also used for wall, floor and table lamps. PH 3/2½ Wall was introduced in 2005.


      • Designed by Poul Henningsen, 1925/1926
      • Type: Wall light
      • 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 have a matte white painted interior surface, diffusing the light in a comfortable way
      • Finish: Black, powder coated
      • Mounting: Surface: Mounted directly to finished surface over a recessed 4” octagonal junction box
      • It is an outdoor sconce
      • Ideal for entrances
    • Louis Poulsen,Modern Sconces,Outdoor Wall Lights,Poul Henningsen 1894-1967
      Designer: Poul Henningsen
      Top shade: Spun stainless steel.
      Middle/lower shade: Spun stainless steel.
      Shade holder: Die formed glass.
      Mounting plate: Die cast aluminum.
      Mounting plate cover: Spun aluminum.
      Arm: Stainless steel.
      • Dimensions (inches):
        Overall: 12.1W x 10.9H
        Shade: 11.1Dia
        Canopy: 6Dia
      • Lamp type: Incandescent, LED
      • Bulbs: 1 x 60W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 Incandescent lamp OR 1 x 15W 120V E26 (medium base) A19 LED lamp (not included)
      • Label: cULus, Wet location, IBEW
      SKU: PH 3- 2 1/2-W
      Catalog ID: 32162
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