Furniture, lighting and decorative objects made up this sale dedicated to Scandinavian design. In particular, the Poul Henningsen luminaires by Louis Poulsen PH 4/3 were a great success.

Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - PH 4/3. Price realized £124 at Catawiki Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - PH 4/3. Price realised £124 at Catawiki

The table lamp PH 4/3 is part of the PH family 3-lampshade, and the principle of the PH 3-lampshade was created in 1925-26 for a large exhibition in Copenhagen (Denmark) called Forum.

In 1926, Poul Henningsen commented on this new luminaire: "The true innovation of the PH luminaire is that it produces both glare-free and economical lighting, and it is quite easy to create glare-free lighting (indirect and indirect light). a thick shade) if a portion of the light can be wasted, and it is also simple to make luminaries that are very effective if you ignore the fact that they strongly irritate the eyes (strong specular reflection, etc.), but the realization of a lighting at the same time economic and without glare is an art.''

Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - PH 4/3. Price realised £485 at Catawiki Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - PH 4/3. Price realised £485 at Catawiki

The PH3-lampshade system was launched as a suspension solution, but developed very rapidly towards other types of luminaires for tables, floor lamps, wall sconces and a large number of different chandeliers. The result of using different sizes, materials, surfaces, colors and light sources lead to the development of more than a thousand variants over the years. (Source: louispoulsen.com)

Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - suspension PH5. Price realised £178 at Catawiki Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen - suspension PH5. Price realised £178 at Catawiki

 

Each upper shade size has a median and lower shade set so that the proportions between the lampshades are approximately 3: 2: 1. One of the first basic models for the PH 5/5.

 

Paul Henningson for Louis Poulsen, suspension PH 5. Price realized £176 at Catawiki Paul Henningson for Louis Poulsen, suspension PH 5. Price realized £176 at Catawiki

The furniture portion of the sale was also very successful, with big names in design such as Alvar Aalto, Jacob Jensen and Verner Panton.

Alvar Aalto for Artek Finland - Dining room set, table model 91 and four chairs model 66. Price realized £528 at Catawiki Alvar Aalto for Artek Finland - Dining room set, table model 91 and four chairs model 66. Price realized £528 at Catawiki

 

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