7 Ways to Design with Poul Henningsen

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October 29, 2013
Danish designer Poul Henningsen had us at the Artichoke lamp, its 72 leaves bursting forth from it like fireworks. Henningsen's other lamps hang in many modern interiors around the world—we thought we'd take an extra look at those from Dwell's pages.
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  Chairs bought from a friend surround a table made from a found piece of glass and salvaged trestles at the home of designer Petz Scholtus in Barcelona, Spain. Over the table is a lamp by Poul Henningsen obtained in Copenhagen. “I believe it’s better to own a few good things for a long time and treasure them, rather than buy new, cheaper stuff every few months,” she says. Photo by Carmen Masia Martorell.   Photo by: Carmen Masia Martorell

    Chairs bought from a friend surround a table made from a found piece of glass and salvaged trestles at the home of designer Petz Scholtus in Barcelona, Spain. Over the table is a lamp by Poul Henningsen obtained in Copenhagen. “I believe it’s better to own a few good things for a long time and treasure them, rather than buy new, cheaper stuff every few months,” she says. Photo by Carmen Masia Martorell. 

    Photo by: Carmen Masia Martorell

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  For his family’s home in Sacramento, architectural designer Curtis Popp found the dining table, designed by Matthew Hilton, and the Italian chairs at a Design Within Reach warehouse sale. He bought the Henningsen PH Snowball lamp on eBay. Photo by Mike Graffigna   Courtesy of: Mike Graffigna 2010mike@mikegraffigna.com415.200.0028

    For his family’s home in Sacramento, architectural designer Curtis Popp found the dining table, designed by Matthew Hilton, and the Italian chairs at a Design Within Reach warehouse sale. He bought the Henningsen PH Snowball lamp on eBay. Photo by Mike Graffigna 

    Courtesy of: Mike Graffigna 2010mike@mikegraffigna.com415.200.0028

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  At the shop Mjölk in Toronto, Poul Henningsen’s PH 5 lamp for Louis Poulsen hangs over the Sandra table by Thomas Sandell for Asplund and Scandia chairs by Hans Brattrud for Fjordfiesta. Photo by Christopher Wahl.   Photo by: Christopher Wahl

    At the shop Mjölk in Toronto, Poul Henningsen’s PH 5 lamp for Louis Poulsen hangs over the Sandra table by Thomas Sandell for Asplund and Scandia chairs by Hans Brattrud for Fjordfiesta. Photo by Christopher Wahl. 

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  For the main hallway of his beach house located just outside of Los Angeles, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston chose a Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke pendant, designed in 1958. The narrow apertures were designed to funnel the ocean breeze, contributing to the home’s passive cooling program. Photo by Art Streiber.  Photo by: Art Streiber

    For the main hallway of his beach house located just outside of Los Angeles, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston chose a Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke pendant, designed in 1958. The narrow apertures were designed to funnel the ocean breeze, contributing to the home’s passive cooling program. Photo by Art Streiber.

    Photo by: Art Streiber

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  Located on a secluded, half-acre hillside property overlooking Hayden Lake in Northern Idaho, the modern, 1,250-square-foot Henry Point cabin showcases the PH Louvre in the main room. 

    Located on a secluded, half-acre hillside property overlooking Hayden Lake in Northern Idaho, the modern, 1,250-square-foot Henry Point cabin showcases the PH Louvre in the main room. 

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  At the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow, a Louis Poulsen pendant lamp hangs above an Eero Saarinen dining table. Mirror Ball pendants by Tom Dixon are over the kitchen counter. Photo by Richard Foulser.   Photo by: Richard Foulser

    At the Fisher family’s 1960s Long Island beach bungalow, a Louis Poulsen pendant lamp hangs above an Eero Saarinen dining table. Mirror Ball pendants by Tom Dixon are over the kitchen counter. Photo by Richard Foulser. 

    Photo by: Richard Foulser

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  On a quaint, tree-lined street in Berkeley, California, architect Sarah Deeds of Deeds Design and carpenter John McBride placed a 120-square-foot office/art studio near their main house, a renovated 1906 Victorian, on a 3,100-square-foot lot. Inside, Deeds hung a single Louis Poulsen PH5 lamp from the ceiling. Photo by Lenny Gonzalez.   Courtesy of: © Lenny Gonzalez 2010

    On a quaint, tree-lined street in Berkeley, California, architect Sarah Deeds of Deeds Design and carpenter John McBride placed a 120-square-foot office/art studio near their main house, a renovated 1906 Victorian, on a 3,100-square-foot lot. Inside, Deeds hung a single Louis Poulsen PH5 lamp from the ceiling. Photo by Lenny Gonzalez. 

    Courtesy of: © Lenny Gonzalez 2010

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