Poul Henningsen - Design New York Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, Århus Theater, Århus, Denmark
    Dansk Møbelkunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Phillips de Pury & Company, ‘Design Masters’, New York, December 15, 2010, lot 4

  • Literature

    Tina Jørstian and Poul Eric Munk Nielsen, Light Years Ahead, The Story of the PH Lamp, Copenhagen, 1994, p. 268 for a period illustration

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is one of 26 original double-spiral wall lights designed by Poul Henningsen in 1955 for the Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, one of five performance spaces within the Århus Theatre. An extensive renovation in 1981 dramatically reduced the size of the Scala, during which time 12 lights were de-accessioned. The other 14 remain in situ.

PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

86

Monumental ‘double-spiral’ wall light, for the Scala Cinema and Concert Hall, Århus Theater, Århus, Denmark

1955
Aluminum, painted aluminum, brass.
35 x 78 x 10 1/4 in (88.9 x 198.1 x 26 cm)
Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Denmark.

Estimate
$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $206,500

Design

15 June 2012
New York