Poul Henningsen (PH), the social critic, review author, debate enthusiast and – most memorably – light designer, would have turned 120 on 9 September this year. To mark the occasion, his long-term partner Louis Poulsen is launching a limited edition of one of the first models in the famous PH System.
The name Poul Henningsen (1894–1967), or PH as he is perhaps better known, has become synonymous with Danish lighting design. PH originally trained as an architect at The Copenhagen College of Technology. He was a self taught inventor, and through his writings known as a sharp critic of art, architecture and society.