The PH Chair: Seriously Good Seating

The Poul Henningsen (PH) designed PH Chair is an example of Scandinavian design at it’s very best. With a framework constructed of just two tubes of curved steel, the PH Chair is minimal, durable and versatile.   Perhaps initially inspired by the humble ‘bistro chair’, Poul Henningsen’s PH Chair advances on the concept of a…

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The Fine Art of Storage

The Poul Henningsen (PH)  designed PH Grand Chest and it’s smaller counterpart, the PH Small Drawer Chest were designed in the 20th Century, but it transpires that they provide perfect solutions for a very 21st Century problem: that of storage.   The PH Grand Chest and PH Small Drawer Chests are designed to be viewed…

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PH Axe Table: Design Beyond the Cutting Edge

Poul Henningsen (PH) used the concept of the humble axe handle to create a table that is strong, beautiful and durable. While Denmark has a history of axe design (the Dane Axe was used throughout Europe as a knightly weapon from the 10th to the 16th centuries), PH’s inspiration for the PH Axe Table came…

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Poul Henningsen: Re-Shaping the Future

Poul Henningsen’s furniture and piano designs sit distinctly apart from the creations of his contemporaries. Poul Henningsen (PH) was prolific in his output, creating numerous ideas for furniture, lighting and public spaces. Though the range of items PH designed is diverse, they all have one thing in common: PH’s desire to re-shape the future of…

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A Fine Thing: Piano For Everyone

In continuation from the article ‘True Music, True Muse’  https://www.phfurniture.com/2018/08/26/true-muse-true-music/  we discuss further the appeal of Poul Henningsen designed pianos with pianist, composer and PH Pianos Brand Ambassador Alice Thompson…   PH Magazine: Tell us more about the design ethos of Poul Henningsen’s pianos and why they appeal to you? AT: What I like about…

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True Muse, True Music

In this article PH Magazine discusses the PH Grand Piano with Composer, Pianist and PH Pianos Brand Ambassador Alice Thompson:   PH Magazine: Alice, you are a contemporary classical composer making solo piano music. Tell us about how you first discovered the Poul Henningsen designed PH Piano… AT: Rather like Søren (CEO, PH Pianos), the…

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Poul Henningsen Part Two: Future Classics

Continuing from the PH Magazine Article ‘PH and the Heart of Danish Design’ https://www.phfurniture.com/2018/07/31/poul-henningsen-part-one-ph-and-the-heart-of-danish-design/ we discuss the legacy of Poul Henningsen’s furniture designs.   What could not have been completely understood at the time when Poul Henningsen (PH) was prolifically working on furniture and lighting designs during the 1920s and 1930s was the potential for PH’s creations…

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Flemming’s Choice

In Part Two of our discussion with Flemming Lindeløv, former CEO of Carlsberg and Royal Scandinavia and now Chairman of Toneart A/S, the holding company for the PH Furniture and PH Pianos brands, we talk more about music, furniture and what is motivating him to revive the iconic furniture designs of Poul Henningsen (PH) for…

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