One of Verner Panton’s earliest lighting products, the Moon Pendant (1960) consists of 10 rings of diminishing size, fitted on mobile bearings so each ring can be rotated. Arranged like a fan around the bulb, the rings can be adjusted to alter the light’s brightness and direction – offering a level of flexibility rarely found in a pendant lamp. Like all Verner Panton lighting, the Moon Pendant demonstrates an industrial sensibility combined with an appreciation for the ambient possibilities of light. This lamp is stamped with Panton’s signature and comes with a certificate of authenticity. UL listed and suitable for commercial use. Ships flat to avoid tangling; assembly required. Bulb (not included): incandescent E26. Licensed manufacture by Verpan ApS. Produced under license from the Verner Panton Estate Basel, Switzerland. Made in Denmark.
Metal with white lacquer finish; white fabric-covered cable.
Even if Verner Panton's creative output was reduced to the eponymous Panton Chair, his name would still be assured in the pantheon of modern design. With the Panton Chair, the first example of single-formed injection moulded plastic seating, Panton succeeded in creating one of the most daring and famous chair designs of the twentieth century.
Born on the island of Funen in Denmark, Panton came to design, like many of his colleagues, via the study of architecture at the Academy of Art in Copenhagen. After graduating, Panton landed an apprenticeship at the office of Arne Jacobsen, assigned to assist the master on the iconic "Ant" Chair. Although deeply influenced by the organic forms of Jacobsen and others typical of 1958. Panton first established himself at the forefront of avant-garde design with furniture based on extravagant, geometric forms and use of strong colors, such as the Cone Chair of 1958. Along with the Panton Chair, which was designed in the early 1960's, but was not put into production until 1967 due to its technical challenges, these designs cemented Verner Panton's reputation as a designer of an original and uncompromising approach. Read more >