The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke

The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke

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The Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke pendant was designed by Poul Henningsen in 1958 for the Langelinie Pavilion, a modernist Copenhagen restaurant, in which the light continues to enchant guests to this day. The distinctive shape and design of the pendant ensures a completely glare-free light, no matter which angle it’s viewed from. This is a result of the 72 carefully hand placed leaves that inspired the name of the pendant.

Cultivated acquired PH Artichoke from a private residence in Avalon, NSW that was originally purchased in 2008. It had patinaed and oxidized as a result of heavy exposure to sea air. Our experienced team of metal workers began the restoration process by carefully removing the leaves of the PH Artichoke and stripping them to remove any patina, oxidisation and lacquer. The raw metal leaf was then brushed, polished and lacquered. The frame was stripped and re-chromed, and a new replacement light fitting was added. Finally, all 72 leaves of the PH Artichoke were reassembled by hand.