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 4½-3½ Glass Floor 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 popular in the 30s for lighting private homes with high ceilings.
PH 4½-3½ Glass Floor consists of an approximately 45 cm top shade, but uses lower shades from the 3½ model. 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 4½-3½ Glass Floor in its current form was introduced in 1990.
Base: High luster chrome plated, spun brass.
Shades: Hand-blown white opal glass (sandblasted on the undersides for uniform light distribution).
Anti-glare ring: Purple, spun aluminum.
Top plate: High luster chrome plated, spun brass.
Stem: High luster chrome plated, steel.
PH 4 1/2 -3 1/2-F
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