Louis Poulsen’s PH Septima pendant is a breathtaking luminaire created by legendary designer Poul Henningsen in 1927-1931. The exceptional design draws inspiration from Henningsen’s innovative three-shade system developed in the 1920s, adding four extra layers. PH Septima’s seven exquisite shades made from Italian borosilicate glass feature an interplay of frosted and clear sections that underscore the magical look of the luminaire, but also create a soothing, evenly diffused lighting. The brass details give the pendant a refined, sophisticated finish.

Louis Poulsen

PH Septima pendant, clear




4–5 weeks


Shades: clear glass with sandblasted fields. Legs: steel, brass metallized. Socket housing and canopy: satin polished brass, untreated.
Clear glass, brass
50 cm
40,5 cm
Bulb base
EU: E27 / US: A-19
Light source
EU: 9-12W LED (not included) / US: 15W LED (included)
IP rating
EU: 20 / US: cULus, dry location
Protection class
Cable length
EU: 300 cm / US: 12 ft
Cable colour
Cable material
Textile & wire
Max. 7 kg
Please note that the brass surface is untreated. This means that the surface will change over time and develop a patina. This process may have already begun when the product is delivered.

Poul Henningsen

Poul Henningsen (1894-1967) was a famous Danish designer who studied at the Technical School at Frederiksberg, Denmark, from 1911 to 1914, and then at the Technical College in Copenhagen from 1914 to 1917. He started practicing traditional functionalistic architecture, but over the years his professional interests changed to focus mainly on lighting which is what he became famous for.

He also expanded his field of occupation into areas of writing, becoming a journalist and an author. His lifelong collaboration with Louis Poulsen Lighting began in 1925 and lasted until his death. To this day, Louis Poulsen Lighting still benefits from his genius. Poul Henningsen was also the first editor of the company magazine “NYT”. Poul Henningsen’s pioneering work concerning the relations between light structures, shadows, glare, and color reproduction – compared to man’s need for light remains the fondation of the lighting theories still practiced by Louis Poulsen Lighting.

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