Design classic (27) – PH Artichoke lamp

Happy Friday peeps!  I’ve been missing my DC posts so thought today I’d take a little looksee at the PH Artichoke lamp.

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Created by Danish designer Poul Henningsen in 1958, its 72 ‘leaves’ are made of laser-cut steel and it comes in copper (my personal fave), brushed stainless steel and painted white, and in a choice of three sizes, all via lighting company Louis Poulsen.

I used to have a seriously enormous grudge against this fixture – I think I must have seen it in one too many Arco floor lamp + Barcelona chair + boring beige carpet combos, as it was really on the death stare list for a long time, ha.  But I recently came across these two lovely copper ladies, and my opinion started to change…

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So here are my fave inspo piccies right now, I am particularly swooning over the ceiling moulding/modern light combo in #3, love love LOVE.  Hope you enjoy too!

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Have a happy weekend loves and see you back here Monday!


  1. I really love the copper pieces – there is something so charming about that color. But the ones featured in the room full of books? Swoon! I want to live in that room forever and ever!

    P.S. I am going to put together an eye makeup guide for gray eyes just for you. It will be up in a few weeks!! 🙂

  2. Sam says:

    Ohh I can totally see the reference to the artichoke now…amazingly creative lamp, very modern and forward thinking. I liked it in the children’s look and in the library, so classy!

  3. Katie Neuroth says:

    Just purchased copper artichoke lamp to go over my dining table…am needing decorating ideas for sideboard in dining room which is next to the lamp! I don’t want to go too modern.

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