Poul Henningsen: Re-Shaping the Future

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Poul Henningsen: Re-Shaping the Future

Poul Henningsen’s furniture and piano designs sit distinctly apart from the creations of his contemporaries. Poul Henningsen (PH) was prolific in his output, creating numerous ideas for furniture, lighting and public spaces. Though the range of items PH designed is diverse, they all have one thing in common: PH’s desire to re-shape the future of the every day environment experienced by everyone in to something more functional, more practical and more beautiful. Though Poul Henningsen is best known for his lighting and piano designs, he was also a trained architect and it is likely that this fundamental understanding of use...

The PH Pope Chair – The Religion of Good Seating

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The PH Pope Chair – The Religion of Good Seating

As with many of Poul Henningsen’s furniture and lighting designs, the PH Pope Chair features a shape that is inspired by nature. The legs of Poul Henningsen’s PH Pope Chair resemble the roots of a tree, anchoring it firmly the ground, giving a sense of strength that goes beyond the purely physical. The PH Pope Chair is supported so unobtrusively that the main body of the chair almost seems to be floating above the floor on which it is placed. Though the base of the PH Pope Chair is fine and delicate in appearance, it is just as stable as...

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