Danish product designer Verner Panton, in 1969. he worked for fellow Dane Arne Jacobsen’s architectural office in the early ’50s, but it is Panton’s explorations into colour and shapes – including his famous moulded-plastic chair – for which he is best remembered.
A small (36cm high) desk/table light with a round, lacquered-aluminium shade that slides along a fine, chromed wire track, which also forms the base. Originally released by Louis Poulsen in 1969. Reissued by Unique Copenhagen 2009.
What makes it special
Despite being part of the Pop-Art-style FlowerPot range by Panton, the addition of the ring of fine chrome wire gives a more intellectual appearance. The majority of Panton’s designs can be divided into two categories – the fun and mostly fully upholstered 1970s designs and the earlier products that used fine chromed-wire rod. This lamp combines a little of both. The colour-coded cords add an extra touch.
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