Tivoli is once again ablaze with the magical Christmas lights. Tourists and locals alike flood to experience them. It’s at this time that one of the most beautiful, yet discreet permanent residents can go unnoticed.

The Poul Henningsen (PH) Tivoli Lamp.

Poul Henningsen worked in the Tivoli architects studio in the early 1940’s, but it wasn’t until his return from wartime exile that he really made his mark on the Tivoli Gardens. It was in 1949 that the playful spiral Tivoli lamps took their place at the lake, but the motor that made them spin was not very powerful, and they required a push start to revolve.

In 2008 the lamps were replaced by Louis Poulsen, identical to the originals, except for a more powerful motor.