PH Dining Table: Fine Dining

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PH Dining Table: Fine Dining

Many of Poul Henningsen’s furniture designs are based on the concept of curved tubular steel: such iconic Poul Henningsen pieces include the PH Snake Chair and PH Snake Stool, the PH Desk, the PH Lounge Chair, the PH Chair and the PH Pope Chair. Complementary to these is the PH Dining Table, which also features chromed tubular steel legs to create a timeless design for a dining table that is both practical and elegant.  Poul Henningsen favoured the idea that there should be clear delineation between what is being carried and what is carrying across all his furniture designs. As...

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...

Poul Henningsen Part Two: Future Classics

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Poul Henningsen Part Two: Future Classics

Continuing from the PH Magazine Article ‘PH and the Heart of Danish Design’ we discuss the legacy of Poul Henningsen’s furniture designs.   What could not have been completely understood at the time when Poul Henningsen (PH) was prolifically working on furniture and lighting designs during the 1920s and 1930s was the potential for PH’s creations to have longevity far in to the future. Yet it can now be seen that PH’s real achievement was to create designs in his lifetime that were considered ‘contemporary’ in the 1920s and 1930s and yet are still considered to be completely relevant, ‘modern’...

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