Louis Poulsen
PH Septima Pendant Light



Designed by Poul Henningsen
Manufactured by Louis Poulsen

The PH Septima is regarded as one of Poul Henningsen’s most refined pendants. When exhibited for the first time as a prototype at the Danish Museum of Decorative Art (now Designmuseum Danmark) in 1928, the poetic piece was publically applauded. Based on the PH three-shade system, the glass crown has four extra shades inserted between the three basic shades – all seven produced in very delicate, but also strong, Italian borosilicate  glass. The shades made of clear glass are treated to appear with alternate clear and frosted fields and are positioned so the frosted fields cover the clear fields underneath, allowing the shades to spread the light in a more diffused manner, while maintaining glare-free, downward directed light distribution. In addition, a neat round glass cup is placed at the top in order to prevent dust etc. from falling into the lamp. In the 40s, however, the esteemed PH Septima went out of production together with numerous other lamps at the time, due to the shortage of raw materials. In 2020, Louis Poulsen brings back Poul Henningsen’s sophisticated seven-shade glass crown, based on the PH Septima 5 with optimized suspension and enhanced glass for better endurance and stability.

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Width x Height x Length (mm): 500 x 405 x 500
Max 5.8 kg

Suspension type: E27 Cable: White textile 2×0,75mm² & wire. Untreated, brass canopy Cable length: 3m.

Ingress protection IP20. Electric shock protection I w. ground.
Light source 1x28W E27.

Shades: Clear glass with sandblasted fields.
Legs: Steel, brass metallised.
Socket housing and canopy: Satin polished brass, untreated. Please note that the brass surface is untreated. The untreated brass will change over time and develop a patina.