Poul Henningsen
Danish, 1894-1967
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Channeling Nature by Design,
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2015
Nordic Cool: Modernist Design,
National Gallery of Victoria
Pleasure & Reality,
National Gallery of Victoria

Author, architect and critic Poul Henningsen contributed greatly to the cultural life of Denmark through his design and literary work. As a designer, his lamps were perhaps his most important contribution; the PH-lamp, his namesake product created in 1925, resembled an artichoke in appearance and applied the multiple …

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