The name Poul Henningsen (1894–1967), or PH as he is perhaps better known, has become synonymous with Danish lighting design. PH originally trained as an architect at The Copenhagen College of Technology. He was a self taught inventor, and through his writings known as a sharp critic of art, architecture and society.
To this day the PH lamp remains one of the finest attempts to design the perfect incandescent lamp fitting. What was perceived as a radical new way of thinking in terms of both technology and design, today still shows us what good lighting is — in a design that is still absolutely modern.