September 24, 2014

PH Snowball Hanging Lamp


Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark



Poul Henningsen's PH Snowball pendant lamp, a creation for Danish light manufacturer Louis Poulsen, is instantly recognizable. Like a giant snowflake falling from the sky, the Snowball is as much about mathematics as it is about light. The shapes in the PH Snowball lamp are precisely aligned so that every surface receives a ray of light at exactly the same angle. These rays of light are then reflected, the degree of which is controlled by Poul Henningsen's careful placement of matte or glossy finish. The result is optimal and even distribution of light that's completely without glare. While the form of the PH Snowball lamp was surprisingly modern for 1924, Henningsen did not design this lamp to celebrate the new technology of the electric light bulb. Rather, his goal was to recreate a quality of light he had experienced from petroleum lanterns, which were used in the small Danish town he grew up in because there was no electricity. As with all of Poul Henningsen's lighting, his aim was to "work scientifically and make lighting more beautiful."

Louis Poulsen PH Snowball Lamp Modern Pendant Light
Poul Henningsen Snowball Lamp
Made by Louis Poulsen Lighting in Denmark