The PH 80 floor lamp was designed by Poul Henningsen and launched after his death, as a celebration of what would've been his 80th birthday. The fixture is based on a three-shade structure with its design centred on the logarithmic spiral. This provides a balanced light and the opal acrylic shade creates warm and comfortable room lighting.
Finish: White opal acrylic. High lustre chrome plated
Material: Shades: High pressure moulded white opal acrylic. Top shade: Black, high pressure moulded polycarbonate. Base: black, high pressure moulded ABS. Stem: High lustre chrome plated, steel.
Mounting:Cable type: Plastic cord with plug. Cable length: 2.6m. Light control: On/off switch on cord.
The PH 80 fixtures were made of opal acrylics, instead of glass, with the intention of making a less expensive product with the same lighting characteristics as a glass fixture. Being a man of the future, Poul Henningsen had been working with plastic materials as the new material for his fixtures shortly before his death. However, since he died in 1967, the quality of plastic materials at that time was not satisfactory. It was not until the mid 1970s that the plastic materials and work processes had developed to such a level that the shades could be made smooth, thus achieving the right quality.
Spareparts are available. Please enquire for more information.