Louis Poulsen PH5 & PH50 Pendant
- Designer Poul Henningsen
- Brand Louis Poulsen
- Retailer Cult Design
- Materials Aluminium
- Colours Army/Dark Grey, Coconut White, Dark Grey/Turquoise, Mint Blue, Olive Black, PH 5: Classic White, Wasabi Green, White/Pale rose
The design of the Louis Poulsen PH5 & PH50 Pendant begun in 1958 when designer Poul Henningsen developed a response to constant changes to the shape and size of incandescent bulbs by bulb manufacturers. The PH 5 was introduced as a classic new product, and no one knew at the time that it would eventually become synonymous with the PH light. The PH 5 design has been regularly updated as light sources have developed. The PH 5 plus, designed for use with energy-saving bulbs, was introduced in 1994. To achieve higher efficiency, the metal plate was replaced with frosted glass and the light was painted using a purer white colour. To mark the 50th anniversary of the PH 5 in 2008, the PH50 was introduced – a high-gloss version in five new colours. In 2013 the PH 5 was introduced in 4 new matt colour combinations.