The form

The Fun Pendant light, a modern interpretation of the crystal chandelier, was designed in 1964 and is made using discs of mother-of-pearl or polished metal, suspended from three chromed steel rings.

Designed by

Verner Panton (1926-1998) initially worked for Arne Jacobsen’s architecture office after finishing a degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He set up his own studio in 1955 and from this time until his death he designed furniture, lighting and textiles of a radical nature.

What makes it special

As the name indicates, the design has a element of fun which is rarely seen in lighting. The mother-of-pearl and metal versions not only look different but also give off a unique light. Both are always moving, which gives energy to what is normally a static product. Fun lights are available in various configurations, as pendant, table, wall and floor lamps consisting of one to three ‘balls’.

 

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