design classics: artichoke pendant

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Today I’m loving … this Artichoke lamp which is a true design classic. The PH Artichoke Pendant was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 and it is manufactured by Louis Poulsen. The leaves are laser-cut steel to produce shape lines reflective of modern design.

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The entire fixture is mounted by stainless steel aircraft cables to hold the unusually heavy weight of the light. For years, a number of companies have tried to replicate the Artichoke fixture; only a handful have made a replica that is at all geometrically and cosmetically similar.

(image source: 1. Jacob Termansen, 2. Canadian House & Home, 3. Bloomingville, 4. Plastolux)

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3 Responses to design classics: artichoke pendant

  1. I had an original artichoke pendant over my office desk for years. I loved it! My boss has since moved it to his house, and I miss the wonderful, indirect light it created.

  2. I love the Artichoke lamp! Beautiful pictures and I especially like the first one.

    Bye, Alessia

  3. I like it a lot!Enjoy your week!

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