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15 March 2019 Permalink

 David Village Lighting introduces Louis Poulsen’s stunning new finishes in the PH range. PH5 and PH Artichoke are amongst Henningsen’s most renowned designs for Louis Poulsen. To commemorate 125 years since the designer’s birth, these designs receive a new precious metallic finish. PH5 & PH5 mini are available in a polished brass finish and the PH Artichoke in a copper rose finish.

At David Village Lighting we value brands with rich history and inspirational thinkers such as designer Poul Henningsen. 

We are proud to display a variety of lighting from Louis Poulsen in our new showroom; we think you will love them as much as we do!

Louis Poulsen Poul Henningsen

Iconic Danish designer Poul Henningsen began a lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen in 1924. Henningsen was known to be an unconventional thinker and had a rebellious streak which he applied to his designs and philosophies. His lighting was based entirely around the ‘human experience’, moving away from the traditional concept of making items to only please aesthetically. If Henningsen’s lighting designs looked ‘beautiful’ then it was just a coincidental by-product!

The PH collection was named after Poul Henningsen, all of the designs followed his values of creating glare-free light which is atmospheric and enjoyable.

Key elements within his designs were the lighting structure and how this affects the interplay of shadow and glare, combined with colour reproduction. Poul Henningsen created and shaped light.

Louis Poulsen PH5 brass

To mark 125 years since the birth of its creator, and over 60 years since its initial release, PH5 and PH5 mini receive a polished brass central tier. The stunning warm toned brass elegantly reflects its surroundings, organic hues add a welcoming glow to contemporary spaces. The brass feature is a raw untreated material. Louis Poulsen wants to celebrate this changeable element by allowing the patina to develop, as a result of the material’s interaction with the surrounding environment. Over time the brass will take on deeper golden tones, showing that this design is a timeless classic which does not follow fleeting trends.

Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke

PH Artichoke came from a project called Langelinie Pavillonen, a stunning modernist building which overlooks the sea. Poul Henningsen was tasked with designing a light specifically for this space: in 1958 the PH Artichoke was born. The oversized design enables the light source to be hidden within layers of beautiful metallic leaves, producing evenly distributed and glare-free light. To counteract the cool tones within the Langelinie Pavillonen sea-side restaurant, Henningsen created the Artichoke with warm copper leaves and a rose finish inside to give an intimate ambience for its patrons. For the 125th anniversary, Louis Poulsen bring back this original colourway to celebrate the genius of Poul Henningsen.

Take a look at the timeless designs of Louis Poulsen and find your favourite…

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27 November 2018 Permalink

Celebrating 60 years of the PH collection

Here at David Village Lighting, we are celebrating 6 decades of the iconic Louis Poulsen collection by taking a look at some of their most memorable pieces. Imagined by the legendary Poul Henningsen, this classic collection was a groundbreaking step in technological innovation. With that, let’s take a walk down memory lane and commemorate the history of the PH collection.

The infamous PH5 is a highly popular collection, available in a variety of shades and sizes, making it easy to integrate into any setting.


One of most notable and popular piece from Louis Poulsen, the world of premium lighting was changed when the PH5 was imagined. Whether turned on or off, this pendant light interacts seamlessly with a variety of interiors, creating a visually stunning, engaging, unified focal point. Due to its popularity, Louis Poulsen has designed the infamous mini and various colours hues. This allows the PH5 to be entirely transferrable into any interior.


Snowball is a popular eye-catching piece with an artistic flare, ideal for any contemporary modern space.

One of their very original designs was the PH Snowball, which is an eye-catching artistic piece that maintains its modernist, minimalistic chic that made it so iconic. This collection is so memorable that it still continues to be a popular piece, even decades after its inception. This is mainly due to its unique shape, with 8 shades being mounted on 3 legs; a glossy top (creating sparkling light) and a matte underside (avoiding reflection).  The shape ensures all sides are illuminated, creating optimum, lighting performance but shielding inhabitants from any glare.


A favoured piece by many from Louis Poulsen, the PH Artichoke is an elegant piece, admired by many for decades.

Drawing attention with it’s organic form, the PH Artichoke was first designed for the Langelinie Pavilloen restaurant in Copenhagen, but was so popular it has quicklybecome a must have for any contemporary space. Oozing elegance and ambience, the PH Artichoke consists of 72 lovingly crafted “leaves” that protect the light source, redirecting the light to create a distinct, unique effect. The leaves, when both lit and unlit, create an elegant “ice look” that brings lightness to any space. Reflecting its extreme popularity, the range has been expanded to include a variety of sizes and colours.


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12 January 2018 Permalink

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The latest releases from Louis Poulsen


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To celebrate the PH5 pendant’s sixtieth anniversary Louis Poulsen are releasing it in eight new finishes.

 The PH5 was designed in 1958 by Poul Henningsen and six decades later still remains the best selling design in Louis Poulsen’s portfolio.

 Poul Henningsen designed the PH5 as a follow-up to his celebrated three-shade system, which was launched in 1926 and put Louis Poulsen on the map as the leading manufacturer of innovative lighting. Henningsen’s original design had been inspired by his mother’s wish for more flattering, softer light.

The new finishes include; Classic White, Modern White, and six vibrant new colour combinations: Hues of Orange, Hues of Rose, Hues of Red, Hues of Green, Hues of Blue and Hues of Grey.

The different hues on each lamp’s five iconic shades create a dynamic gradient effect, enhancing the pendants’ visual impact.

“Every interior – whether classic or modern – can benefit from the exceptional lighting and aesthetic qualities of Poul Henningsen’s most popular design. We wanted to celebrate the six-decade legacy by expanding the PH 5 family to complement any space, and open it up for new, modern and personal expression. The lamps can be subtly incorporated with existing décor – or bring a bold pop of colour. We look forward to seeing how people interpret the new options to create their ideal ambience.”

Rasmus Markholt - Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen.

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The original Cirque pendant was introduced in 2016 by designer Clara von Zweigbergk. The original pendant features three bold colour combinations in three sizes. Now the Swedish designer has explored a new territory of hues releasing the Cirque in a Scandinavian palette of soft grey tones.  

Cirque provides beautiful, soft and atmospheric lighting. Its unique form and matt white interior ensures direct, downwards light.

This style of light, paired with the sense that the pendant could be spinning mid-air, alludes to von Zweigbergk’s original theme park inspiration.

While its matt painted finish creates a soft look and feel, the pendant is in fact made of aluminium. Sturdy and easy to maintain, the design is ideal for kitchens (particularly above tables, bars or islands), children’s bedrooms, entryways, and living and dining areas. The pendant can be hung individually or suspended in rows or clusters.

“In the grey version, the pendant becomes more about the shape.”

Clara von Zweigbergk

“While the grey tones give Cirque a subtler expression, the visual impact of the sculptural form is enhanced, highlighting each contour. The simple Scandinavian aesthetic also gives it a different kind of presence: both more introspective and very inviting.”

Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen

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Tolbod 120

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Louis Poulsen original Toldbod 120 lamp was based on the philosophy that the simpler the design, the greater its flexibility.

The new Toldbod 120 design colour variants draw from a subtle, elegant palette of Black, White, Dark Rose, Light Grey and Blue-Grey all with a white interior.

The new hues give the familiar design a fresh, modern look and feel. The classic pendant looks great both on its own and in multiples: both in a single hue or a mixed palette; in a row or in scattered, multi-height arrangements.

The pendant’s soft yet precise form makes it a natural fit for a variety of architectural styles and environments, from kitchens, dining and living rooms to hallways, offices and bedrooms.

“We developed the Toldbod with the vision of a very classic shape whose simple form would allow us to experiment almost infinitely with size and finish,” “The new colour range offers new opportunities to get creative – and reimagine the impact that lighting can have on a room. We wanted to offer our customers every opportunity to create a very individual layout, grouping various colour arrangements to really play up the desired atmosphere. A straight row of Toldbods is serious and structured. A multi-level, scattered arrangement becomes artistic and even more personal. The idea behind the design is to really make room for individual vision and self-expression in a given space.”

Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen.

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Tags: Cirque, Clara von Zweigbergk, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Louis Poulsen, New, PH5, Poul Henningsen, Rasmus Markholt, Tolbod

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6 November 2017 Permalink

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Limited Edition PH 3½-3 Amber coloured Glass Pendant

Louis Poulsen has just released a limited edition of Poul Henningsen’s PH 3½-3 pendant design.

The pendant features amber coloured glass and a brass suspension and will be available for just two months, from November through to December, 2017.

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Louis Poulsen and Poul Henningsen initially introduced coloured glass lamps in the late 1920s to attract new customers which proved successful.

The limited edition finish accentuates the PH 3½-3’s warmth and the size makes it ideal for use over a dinning table or in an arrangement of multiple pendants.

Louis Poulsen

“As the glass of each pendant is crafted individually, each lamp varies ever so slightly from the others, resulting in unique pieces that are as much works of art as functional additions to home or work spaces.”

“We are thrilled to offer the classic PH 3½-3 in this beautiful new variant, which reflects today’s growing retro trends and an increasing desire to incorporate warm metallic tones like gold and brass into contemporary interiors.”

Rasmus Markholt, Idea & Design Director at Louis Poulsen

The PH 3½-3 Amber Coloured Pendant features Poul Henningsen’s legendary three-shade system, invented in 1926 and known for its ability to direct the majority of the light downwards while eliminating glare. The amber tone and glossy surface on the shades’ exterior, combined with the sandblasted matt underside results in a soft diffused light distribution. The brushed brass suspension has been left untreated, allowing it to become darker with individualised patina over time, unless polished.

Click here to view the Louis Poulsen Limited Edition PH 3½-3 Amber coloured Glass Pendant!

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Tags: Amber, David Village Lighting, Designer Lighting, Interior Design, Limited edition, Louis Poulsen, PH pendant, Poul Henningsen, Rasmus Markholt

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Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke

27 March 2014 Permalink

The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke has a unique sculptural design, and is viewed as an international design icon. The PH Artichoke was designed in 1958 by famous Danish designer Poul Henningsen for the Langelinie Pavillonen restaurant in Copenhagen, where it still hangs today. The Artichoke has 72 leaves, positioned so as to provide totally glare-free light from any angle. To ensure a high level of quality, much of the production process is still carried out by hand.

Tags: Louis Poulsen, PH Artichoke, Poul Henningsen

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