The Designer

Light breaks where no sun shines

PH Design

Always liberating, always enlightening, he pretty well invented modern Danish living.

The Designer

Forget all you know about Danish design and start again with Poul Henningsen - or just the PH he signed himself: Simple, functional and to the point. Everything he produced from architecture and furniture to cultural critique and poetry follows one single line of thought. Always liberating, always enlightening, he pretty well invented modern Danish living.

Forget all you know about Danish design and start again with Poul Henningsen.

No wonder he is master of lighting and lamps. Even to this day his world-famous intervention brightens the lives of millions with one unique and simple idea: The PH-lamp - with its light devoid of both source and glare but imitating the shattering of light down through the forrest foliage. Designed in 1925, yet you feel it had always been there.