Poul Henningsen designed the three-shade system back in 1925-1926. The first lights using the system were designed by PH in cooperation with Louis Poulsen for an exhibition in Paris. This partnership continued up until his death in 1967. Throughout his life, PH sought to create glare-free light, direct light where it was most needed, and create soft shadows, using incandescent bulbs as a light source. PH 80 is a member of the three-shade family which numbers 18 lights today, including three for outdoor use. PH 80 is based on the same three-shade design centered on the logarithmic spiral. The material is opal acrylic, and the top shade is red to provide warm and atmospheric lighting. The light model number does not refer to the top shade diameter as is normally the case for three-shade models. The light was created in 1974 after PH’s death to mark 80 years since his birth – hence the name PH 80.
Shades: High pressure molded white opal acrylic.
Top shade: Black, high pressure molded polycarbonate.
Base: Black, high pressure molded ABS.
Stem: High luster chrome plated, steel.
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