by Poul Henningsen, 1958

PH Artichoke in white is a Pendant light and at the same time a design classic by the Danish designer Poul Henningsen. The PH Artichoke is manufactured by Louis Poulsen as a licensed re-edition of the original from 1958. Originally designed in copper for the reconstruction of the Langelinie Pavilion in Copenhagen, the PH Artichoke pendant luminaire is now available in four stainless steel versions (brushed, polished, matt black, white), in glass, brass and copper. At TAGWERC, the official partner of Louis Poulsen, you purchase the PH Artichoke as a licensed original as well as all available spare parts.

Manufacturer The lamps & lamps by Louis Poulsen.
Material Metal | White lacquered
Bulb 1x E27 MAX. 100 WATT
Shipping 2 Month
Inclusive quality Check

Text by Bianca KILLMANN
The text is protected by copyright.

PH Artichoke white

Truly a design classic and a masterpiece – the PH Artichoke pendant light by Poul Henningsen is known and recognized worldwide and is sometimes also called Cone light or PH Cone. Poul Henningsen, known for his pioneering work in the field of “glare-free light”, was commissioned to develop a luminaire for the Langelinie Pavilion on the coast of Copenhagen, which does not lose its attractiveness even when switched off. In 1958 the time had come. The PH Artichoke attracted attention at the opening of the Bauhaus-style building, which housed a restaurant and the Royal Danish Yacht Club.

Read more

The shape of the charismatic lamp in white is reminiscent of an artichoke, this thistle-like cultivated plant from the Mediterranean area, from which it also got its name. For this purpose, Poul Henningsen positioned 72 metal plates, which in their function resemble leaves, in 12 rows around the core of the lamp, the light source. This type of design guarantees completely glare-free light – no matter from which perspective you look at the PH Artichoke chandelier.

Due to the special construction, the light is distributed both: inwards and outwards. On the one hand, the leaves shield the light source and also reflect the light at the same time. The excellent quality of light is also retained in the LED version of the PH Artichoke. The PH Artichoke is available in four different sizes: with a diameter of 48, 60, 72 or 84 centimeters.

In the TAGWERC Design STORE the PH Artichoke pendant luminaire is offered in all available versions from the licensed manufacturer Louis Poulsen. The TAGWERC Design TEAM knows: “Design icons live forever.“

Read less


  • Material
  • Colour
  • Canopy
  • Metal
  • Black
  • YES


  • Height
  • Diameter
  • Weight
  • Textile cord/Steel cable length
  • Textile cable colour
  • 46.50 cm
  • 48.00 cm
  • 8.60 kg
  • 400 cm
  • white


  • Base socket
  • Max. Power
  • Finish
  • Bulb included
  • E27
  • 1x Max. 100 Watt
  • Opal / White
  • No

The PH Artichoke Pendant light was designed by
Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen with glasses and cigarette
Poul Henningsen is holding a PH 5 pendant lamp and has a cigarette in his mouth
The Designer Poul Henningsen with a PH 5 Pendant light
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Poul Henningsen in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Poul Henningsen is one of the most important Danish designers of the 20th century. With his designs and design works in the style of Functionalism and using innovative techniques, the native Dane was far ahead of his time. The designer and journalist was socially involved and focused on lighting.

Pendant light PH Artichoke

Weight 0,60 kg