Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 3/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Poul Henningsen's first collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting was on fixtures for the Danish pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925—a project that sent him off on a search for a design that would be both highly efficient and glare-free. The very next year, during a follow-up Louis Poulsen commission for the Forum exhibition hall in Copenhagen, a figurative lightbulb appeared over his head. He realized that, if he placed a bulb in the center of a shade constructed of three tiers that decrease in diameter, the bulb could emit ample light while remaining invisible. The PH pendant fixture was born.
Based on Henningsen's original, the PH Bollard is perfect for outdoor use. The top shade, 12 inches across, is available in spun stainless steel or spun untreated copper, while the stainless-steel middle shade and 3-foot-high post come powder-coated black or copper-plated; the bottom shade is die-formed glass. A companion sconce is made of the same materials. 3260 Meridian Parkway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331; 954-349-2525; louispoulsen.com. circle 367