Designed by

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.

The form

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.

Where to buy

Great Dane

 

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