"From the age of 18, when I began to experiment with light, I have been searching for harmony in lighting."
Poul Henningsen was born in 1894 in Ordrup, Denmark and became Denmark's first expert in lighting theory. Even though Poul Henningsen's is mostly known from his lamps his talent was very diversified. He was trained at the Technical School and the Danish College of Technology, Copenhagen. Ever since 1920 Poul Henningsen worked as an independent architect in Copenhagen where he designed several houses, a factory, a part of Tivoli, and the interiors of two theaters.