PH Artichoke

Artichokes; they’re a welcome addition to fancy pizzas and they can also look great hanging from your ceiling. Poul Henningsen’s PH Artichoke was created in 1958 and is made of twelve steel arches. On this structure, the Danish designer placed 72 copper ‘leaves’ in twelve circular rows with six blades to a row. This design means that the fixture can be viewed from any angle without being able to see the light source in the centre. The original PH Artichokes were developed for the Langelinie Pavilion restaurant in Copenhagen, and they are still hanging there today. Still manufactured by Louis Poulsen, the pictured PH Artichoke is a 50th anniversary model with leaves gilded in 24-carat gold.

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