Object of worship: Artichoke Lamp

2 June 2014 | Workshop

We found 10 interesting facts about the iconic lamp with the speaker called Artichoke.

1. Author lamp Poul Henningsen Danish designer (1894-1967)610x428_Quality97_649x456_Quality97_AD_Poul-Henningsen_[1]

2. The prototype was the artichoke lamp – a plant of the family Asteraceae
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3. The first eight fixtures Artichoke were made specifically for the Copenhagen restaurant Langelinie Pavillonen, the interior of which they cover and to this day

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4.That’s how the sketch looked Artichoke sample 1958
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5.The fixture can be in four sizes: 24 to 42 cm in diameter

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6. The fixture consists of 72 petals, which are attached to the steel bands 12

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7.Artichoke design feature is that from any point to it or look, the light source will always be hidden from view

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8. Classic Artichoke covered with copper. There are also variations of steel and white glass

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9.Artichoke installation is done manually at the factory Louis Poulsen. A fragile glass models were collected at home by the customer

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10.In 2008, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the company Louis Poulsen Artichoke issued a commemorative series of 50 pieces, covered with 24-carat gold. At the moment, all of them are already sold out

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