Innovation From The Ground Up

Poul Henningsen (‘PH’) was inspired to create furniture that improved upon all that had gone before him. Using his knowledge as an architect and designer  – and later inspired by the Bauhaus movement in Germany – PH was able to create furniture that is as refreshing to the senses in contemporary times as it was…

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Poul Henningsen Cabinets: To Have and to Hold

Poul Henningsen (PH), in keeping with Scandinavian design traditions and the Bauhaus influences of the 1930s he would adopt, believed in uncomplicated environments. PH realised that for a home to be truly functional, there must be space for storage. Initially inspired by a commission to create furniture for the apartment of a newly married couple…

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The PH Mirror – Visionary Design

The earliest ‘mirrors’ known to be used were actually pools of water, though of course they were not the most reliable source of reflection. Early engineering overcame the problem of relying on a puddle or lake to look at oneself, as the very first mirrors constructed of glass with a metal backing can be traced…

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The PH Dressing Table: An Object of Desire

Historically, humans have alway held the instinct to look at their reflection and adorn themselves as a means of self-expression. There is evidence that the desire to take care of one’s appearance can be traced back as far as the Ancient Egyptians, when those of high status would own elaborately jewelled or carved cosmetic boxes…

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Piano Forever: An Enduring Love Affair

There is a wealth of historical evidence that tells us that music has been part of our lives since primitive times. Music is generally a feature at every significant life event: births, marriages and deaths, there is a song for every occasion and a piece of music to accompany every moment in between. Music helps…

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The PH Lounge Chair – So Easy!

For when the living is easy. As a believer in Bauhaus design ideology, Poul Henningsen was absolutely clear that the functional performance of his furniture was paramount to the design. Poul Henningsen made no apology for this and in recognition of the importance of leisure as something distinct from ‘working’ and ‘eating’, the PH Lounge…

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Dare to touch The Snake!

It is never recommended to touch a real snake, but the PH designed Snake Chair is not your average beast…Poul Henningsen’s Snake Chair is a glorious representation of powerful design. While the Snake Chair won’t harm you, it’s sure to have an impact on your heart: keeping one’s hands away from it’s sensuous fluid lines…

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