Monday, January 4, 2010

Poul Henningsen



This is my favourite lamp. It looks cool in the daytime but it is really stunning after dark. Normally we have a white one hanging in this spot but for this picture I specially put up the our new purple one.

It is designed in 1958 by the Danish designer Poul Henningsen and it's name is PH5. Henningsen disliked the blinding glare of the light bulb so he wanted to develop a lamp that gave the same glare as an old fashioned petroleum lamp. That resulted in the PH-range of lamp designs. This PH5 is the most successful design (and my favourite).

The PH5 lamps have always been produced by Louis Poulsen. They are still producing it but not in this beautiful purple.





we are back to normal life again after two weeks holidays .


YOkoo is so cool and I just love her work

-want to know how to make a pom pom

have a good week

28 comments:

Sally said...

Hi Kay,

I have also a lot of danish books. They are much better than the germans.

I love your lamp!! I would like to have one too, but they are soooo expensive. Do you know the new ones in green and light blue? They are so nice!

Sally

likeschocolate said...

Love your new header! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Love your lamp and hope to have one someday. Right now I have a David Trubridge Coral pendant light (that I made myself - yah me!) and I love that one too. It cast really cool shadows on the ceiling.
Sue

Sandra said...

Soooooo gorgeous!!! Purple no less! I'm just the tiniest bit envious...okay, a lot envious. :) Hope your holidays were wonderful, and hope we have a great new year! :)

Guusje said...

Beautiful.

Have a great New Year, Kate!

Margot said...

Yay, I was looking for a pom pom tutorial :) Thanks!

Carrie said...

Such a shame they're not producing it in purple anymore. You're very lucky!

Kaylovesvintage said...

@Carrie
I'm sure the will one day

Haust said...

Very nice! I like the mood in this photo. It looks so peaceful...

ibb said...

I adore that lamp, but it is a bit more expensive for me...
I love it just in white...I bought one this Christmas...I think it is in my flickr...it is not so beautiful, it is I think, more warm...take a look and let me know.

Francesca said...

I'd love a purple lamp that gave the soft glare of a petroleum lamp! Beautiful find!

soisses said...

danke, dass du die lampe extra fürs bild aufgehängt hast. ich finde sie wundervoll - gerade wegen der farbe...

grüßle soisses

MODsquad said...

Ooh, I love the purple! This color is new to me.

Kasia said...

This lamp does look cool!

Thank you for your nice comment and birthday wishes for little Gaia :)

Happy NewYear,
Kasia
xxx

* said...

Dank je voor je bezoekje bij bellavien: gezellig!

Wauw wat mooi paars, ik zie een hele witte ruimte hahahah... en dan deze prachtige lamp...................

groetjes

isabelle said...

lucky you ... I love it !!!
and your new banner is great !!

jane said...

god- my mother had that lamp- i wonder where it is now... better not to think about it... p.s. the header is perfect!

brightandblithe said...

That lamp must be a sight to behold when all else is dark. I can see why you love it.

Rebecca said...

I love that lamp and it looks even better in that colour!

Angel.Pearls said...

Nice blog I found here! Also love this lamp..It's on my 'wish-list'!.maybe I can buy one at secon-hand some day..Have a great 2010! Love//Eva

P I A said...

Gorgeous!!!! I haven't known the Designer till today. Thank you! All the best for 2010!

roboti said...

What a beuatiful lamp, what a beautfiul blog! Glad I found it!

Arctic Mum: said...

I'm always envying my sister's PH lamp when I visit her i Denmark. Would love one too.

Kristina Sostarko said...

Hello hello Kay - this is such a gorgeous lamp. I wish I could see what it looks like at night, or when it's on? Your description of the light intrigues me... I just had a look at the link for Poulsen. Nice colour options, but I agree - the purple is way awesome! :)

amy said...

It's the first purple lamp I have ever seen, and what a beauty it is! I love your new banner, Kay, it's very you!

Danielle said...

Very cool header! I also wanted to say that I love the colors and mood of your pictures. Happy New Year!
PS: Thanks for commenting the other day :)

trinsch said...

lucky you! in purple, such a beautiful lamp. and in this amazing color. wow!

happy nelated new year to you and your family :)

jokemijn said...

beautiful! i didn't know they still made these.