In 1958, Poul Henningsen designed the PH Artichoke for the Langelinie Pavilion, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant, in which the PH Artichoke continues to enchant guests to this day, where the pendant is regarded as an international design icon. The distinctive shape and design of the pendant ensures a completely glare-free light no matter from which angle it is viewed. This is due to the 72 carefully placed leaves that have also inspired the name of the pendant.
Available in 400, 600, 720 and 840cm diameter.
The Artichoke Lighting Series is available in a range of variations. Explore the complete collection here.
Available sizes (W x H x L mm, kg)
480 x 465 x 480, 8.4 kg
600 x 580 x 600, 15.5 kg
720 x 650 x 720, 17.3 kg
840 x 720 x 840, 24.8 kg
Material: Leaves: Copper, stainless steel, lacquered steel, stainless steel, brass or glass.
Frame: Bright chrome plated steel.
Cord length: 4 m Cord type: White fabric w/wire
Poul Henningsen was born in Copenhagen by the famous Danish writer Agnes Henningsen. He never graduated as an architect, but studied at The Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark from 1911-14, and then at Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914-17. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he is most famous for.