Over the course of his career, Verner Panton introduced a series of modern lamps unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. Many of his designs fused organic shapes with future-forward materials, like the lightweight Globe Pendant (1969/2009). The transparent acrylic sphere surrounds five internal white or colored plates, which reflect and diffuse light. Bulb (not included): incandescent clear, small: 110V/E14/E12/40W; Large: 110V/E27/E26/75W. Made in Denmark.
Each lamp is stamped with Panton’s signature and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
UL listed and suitable for commercial use.
Transparent acrylic, reflectors in opal white glass or in hollowed-out aluminum with lacquered finish, colored lacquered white or blue and orange inside; steel chains; white metal ceiling rose; black fabric-covered cable.
Small: H 15.75" Diameter 15.75" Cord L 157.5" Large: H 19.75" Diameter 19.75" Cord L 157.5"
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 >