Beautiful lamp

Adam on Dec 16, 2016

I'm really pleased with this lamp from 122 Design. It has giving my living room a unique light. I ordered in Copper which was originally used in the Langelinie Pavillonen and is my favourite version. Good quality

It fit my living room perfect!

Line Smith on Nov 30, 2016

What a stunning chair in our living, it fit perfectly. Quality is above standard. will come back!

Helpful livechat

David Smith on Nov 30, 2016

Pleased with the help I received on the liveChat by Peter

Identical with Original

Jack on Jul 25, 2016

I have bought both the blue cashmere egg chair and the swan chair (same color) for our daughters new flat. The design is awesome, you have to arrange delivery yourself as they aren't allow to ship outside Ireland. Sounds as a pain but its super easy and cost 60€ for delivery to Frederiksberg with DSV, took two days.

Great Service, they keep their promise

Julie on Jul 25, 2016

The quality is amazing, it was ready after 6 weeks (not 6 months!). Really happy with the chair.

Helpfull staff!

Elisabeth on Jul 25, 2016

I was unsecure about choosing Italian leather or go for the Danish cashmere, but got help on their live chat, they really know about their details. 122 Design is truly a heaven if you love cheap high quality stylish furnitures for your home.

Really Good Quality

Richard on Jul 25, 2016

I ordered my Egg Chair with Black Italian leather last month and have now received it. I'm really please with the seams and the attention to the details. The service was good, there was a nice catalog with the package and how best practice after care. Worth to sign up for their newsletters, they send out good inspiration emails.

Great service!

Johan on Dec 16, 2016

Had to change the colour after, and that was super easy. I spoke to David on the LiveChat and they quickly changed it. Really good aftercare, appreciate it was easy to get in touch with them and they solved my issue quickly, even on a Sunday. Now I have 4 lovely white chairs in my living room, they look beautiful and just in time for Christmas!

Really good quality, friendly livechat!

Louise on Dec 16, 2016

Always wanted the y chair for our new kitchen. Great quality (this was actually why I bought from 122 Design) and good support after my order. Smart with the livechat, I used that before I finally made up my mind. I think a lot of online furniture store could learn something from 122 Design!

Virkelig flot!

Elsie on Jul 09, 2016

People who pay the original price, must feel stupid. There is no difference, and the quality is really amazing at 122 Design


Elizabeth on Jul 09, 2016

Really good quality

High quality

Eleanor on Jun 09, 2016

But pleasantly purprised with the quality and it looks really nice in our house. I had to arrange my own delivery, it might sounds complicated and expensive but its not. When the product is about to be ready, they contact you. It took me 5 min and cost 39 euro for a lounge chair.


Edith on Jun 09, 2016

Just a little tips, speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!

Great support!

Dorothy on May 09, 2016

I just want to make everyone aware, that the detailed quality of this lamp is just amazing. There is no difference in this one or what you can buy in e.g. Louis Poulsen, except you are saving a LOT of money. Ohh well, 122 Design is also open in the weekends. 6 weeks from ordered to ready!

Same as original, just cheaper

Doris on May 09, 2016

Really easy process. received what i order really quickly.

Just a little tips

Donna on Apr 10, 2016

Speak to one of their advisors on livechat before you buy. I revieved 10% off!


Diane on Mar 10, 2016

As expected. Very good quality, delivery took 6 weeks.

Just a little tips

Debra on Feb 10, 2016

My favorite chair. Bought two with my husband for their hunting house. We went for Walnut (a bit more expensive) but really nice quality.

Flot kvalitet

Deborah on Feb 09, 2016

Excellent Service and most importantly: perfect furniture. A bit of wait though.

Just a little tips

Dawn on Jan 09, 2016

I have ordered different designs inspired by the designer Eames and I gotta say there are all individually great, there is a nice finish to each of the designs and it is really easy to assemble. I thought first that all of them would be delivered assembled but the DSW and DAW comes in two part the feet and seat separate, but to be honest there is nothing as simple as those to build. Regarding the service, not a lot of follow up on order maybe this is something 122 Design could improve but apart from that I am just happy!

Poul Henningsen's Artichoke Lampe

Poul Henningsen's Artichoke Lampe

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The Artichoke Lamp is perhaps the most recognized and popular addition to the PH Lamp Series. Designed with a screen made of 72 leaves arranged in 12 circular rows, this lamp has a structure similar to that of an artichoke from which it gets its name.

Poul Henningsen designed the Artichoke Lamp in 1958 as a lighting solution for the Langelinie Pavillonen in Copenhagen where it still casts its glare-free light and enhances the space with its sculptural design.

The design with multiple leaves, arranged in a clever and thoroughly thought out way ensures that the lamp is able to light up whole room without creating glare, no matter from which angle you view it.

PH Artichoke Replica

Since the Artichoke original can be rather costly, you might be considering other options to get it for a cheaper price. If you’re looking for a replica, there are several things you should keep in mind. To find if there is a difference between a copy and an original, be sure to check the following factors:

  • Production – is the PH Artichoke produced according to the original design?
  • Materials – are the materials used the same ones that are included in the original design?
  • Reviews – does the reseller in question has any reviews on Trustpilot

What’s more, you should be careful to check where the reseller operates – due to its copyright laws, Ireland is the only place where you can legally buy a replica of this timeless classic, and there are many resellers who have an illegal business based in other countries.

Another thing one should keep in mind is that while PH originally designed the Artichoke for a large pavilion, it is rather big and can rarely fit into a private home. This version became known as the Artichoke 84 and was mostly used for dining halls, conference rooms and other larger areas. However, increasing demand for a smaller size of the lamp led to the release of Artichoke 48 in 2007. Now, you can buy several models, and you should make sure that the replica you consider buying fits into some of the following proportions:

Artichoke lamp dimensions
Artichoke 48 Height: 44 cm
Diameter: 48 cm
Artichoke 60 Height: 58 cm
Diameter: 60 cm
Artichoke 72 Height: 65 cm
Diameter: 72 cm
Artichoke 84 Height: 72 cm
Diameter: 84 cm



The Artichoke Variants

The leaves of the Artichoke are made of lacquered steel while the arches which hold the leaves are made of polished steel. The leaves can be lacquered in various colours, so you can choose the one that fits your personal style the best.

Aside from different colour choices, the Artichoke also comes in two materials – copper and steel, with copper being the most popular. However, the steel models, and especially those lacquered in white are extremely popular for modern homes with minimalistic décor styles.

The Development of the Artichoke

The Artichoke was born when Poul Henningsen was commissioned to design a light fixture for Langelinie Pavillonen in Copenhagen in 1958. The lamp can be considered a further development of his earlier light fixture with glass screens, called Septima Lamp. The production of the Artichoke was originally done in collaboration with Louis Poulsen who still holds the rights for the production to this day.

The Artichoke Cost and Price Variations

The price of a new original Artichoke Lamp mostly depends on the size. The 48cm model costs around 50.000kr (£5.800 / $7550) at Louis Poulsen with larger models being more expensive.

Due to the continuous demand for this classic PH Lamp, the Artichoke is almost never on sale. If you wish to purchase this designer lamp at a cheaper price, you have to look for alternative options like buying a replica or a second-hand model. Copies are usually available for a tenth of the original price because you don’t have to pay for the brand name, while the price of a second-hand Artichoke varies from one offer to another.

Second-Hand Artichoke

If you get lucky enough to find a good offer for a second-hand Artichoke on sites like eBay or Lauritz, you should still be careful since, as with other second-hand furniture, you don’t have any guarantee for the condition of the lamp. Be sure to check:

  • Are there any visible scratches on the surface
  • Is there any looseness in the screw thread
  • Are all the 72 leaves firmly in place
  • Are all the connections intact – and be sure to always bring an extra light bulb with you, in case the seller claims that it’s the only flaw of his model

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