Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery is very pleased to present our latest exhibition
POUL HENNINGSEN – MASTER OF LIGHT
The exhibition sheds light on one of the most interesting and innovative figures in the history of Danish design,- Poul Henningsen. A man known for his playful intelligence, rebellious character, and impeccable understanding of light. PH was determined to improve the quality of electric light through the combination of art and technique. In 1926 he accomplished this with his iconic three-shade system, a design that introduced the perfect glare-free light. This exhibition displays a selection of Poul Henningsen’s most exquisite works, showcasing his revolutionary three-shade construction alongside some of his more unique and exuberant pieces.
“A revolutionary art industry must embrace the attempt to improve our everyday objects. It is about the fruitful meeting between art and technique, to which I want to repeat an old aphorism:
the artist must never forget that he is a technician, the technician never that he is an artist.”
Poul Henningsen ultimately changed our perception of light, and with this exhibition, Dansk Møbelkunst pays homage to the genius behind the PH lamp and his quest for the perfect light.
The exhibition is open and will continue on to December 4th 2021