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.
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.
PH 3 1/2 - 2 1/2 -F #5744901376
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