Poul Henningsen - Nordic Masters London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gymnasium, Elementary School in Esbjerg, Denmark

  • Literature

    ‘Nyt Tidsskrift For Kunstindustri’, Dansk Kunsthaandværk, no. 5, May 1948, front cover, p. 189
    Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Arredamento Moderno, Di Tutto Il Mondo: illuminazione d’oggi, Milan, 1956, p. 42
    Svend Erik Møller, 'PH', Mobilia, no. 109, August 1964, n.p.
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 4: 1957-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 91
    Tina Jørstian and Poul Erik Munk Nielsen, PH 100 Light&Design, exh. cat., Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, 1994, p. 13
    Tina Jørstian and Poul Eric Munk Nielsen, eds., Light Years Ahead, The Story of the PH Lamp, Copenhagen, 2000, pp. 266-67
    Peter Fiell, Scandinavian Design, Cologne, 2002, p. 424 for the front cover of a Louis Poulsen sales catalogue
    Erik Steffensen, Poul Henningsen, Denmark, 2005, pp. 48, 31, 58 for images and a drawing

  • Catalogue Essay

    Originally designed for the University of Aarhus, the present lot is one of the six examples produced for the Elementary School in Esbjerg, Denmark.


'Spiral' ceiling light

designed 1942
Aluminium, painted aluminium, chromium-plated metal.
126 cm (49 5/8 in.) drop, 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Louis Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

£50,000 - 70,000 

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016