Poul Henningsen

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Poul Henningsen (ca. 1937 )

Poul Henningsen (September 9 1894January 31 1967), Danish author, architect and critic, was one of the leading figures of the cultural life of Denmark between the World Wars. In Denmark, he is often referred to as PH.


  • By making this chair five times as expensive, three times heavier, half as comfortable, and only a fraction as beautiful, an architect can make a good name for himself.
    • cited in: Eric Reiss (2012), Usable Usability: Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better, p. 17: About the iconic Bentwood chair from Thonet.

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