The PH Artichoke Hanging Lamp (1958) was designed by Danish designer Paul Henningsen, and manufactured by Louis Poulsen & Co. It is made from bent copper, steel and enameled metal and looks just spectacular!
Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp employs copper leaves attached to a metal framework to suggest the actual plant. The resulting composition creates industrial-looking, uniform layered planes while evoking a naturally occurring structure.
I recently passed by the office building at 11 West 19th Street, where I once worked well over a decade ago, and saw that they now have these lamps installed in the lobby.
Photographed in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC.