Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm)
Lot 68W
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967)
Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light
1958
for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'
height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm)
US$ 60,000 - 80,000
£45,000 - 60,000

Modern Decorative Art + Design

14 Dec 2017, 14:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm) Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm) Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm) Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm) Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm) Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm) Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light1958for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm)
Poul Henningsen (1894-1967)
Important Langelinie Pavilion Artichoke Ceiling Light
1958
for Louis Poulsen, solid copper, nickel plated brass, pale pink reflective interior paint, plastic, top plate engraved 'LP'
height 26in (66cm); diameter 31in (79cm)

Footnotes

  • The present lot was one of the original five Artichoke ceiling lights that were commissioned in 1957 from Poul Henningsen by architects Eva and Nils Koppel for use in the Langelinie Pavilion restaurant, Copenhagen.

    The original design differs from the later production models in many ways, including the use nickel plated brass for the frame, a looser arrangement of petal shades, and the use of a pale pink shade of paint for the reflective interior surfaces of the petal shades. The shade of pink that was chosen was that used for the Pink Septima ceiling light, designed in 1930-31.

    Provenance
    Langelinie Pavilion, Copenhagen, 1958
    Peter Nicolaisen, Copenhagen, acquired Langelinie Pavilion, 2003
    Private Collection, Copenhagen, circa 2015

    Literature
    Louis and Tina Jørstian, Poul Erik Munk Nielsenn, 'Light Years Ahead: The Story of the PH Lamp', Louis Poulsen, 1994, p. 276-81
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