was one of the bubbliest designers in twentieth-century Denmark. His relationship with the Danish design tradition sets him apart from the crowd of furniture designers in the 1950s and 1960s, like Hans J. Wegner
, Finn Juhl
, and Arne Jacobsen
, all of whom had achieved great international success. While they preferred to work with wood and other natural materials, Panton experimented with newer materials like plastic, acrylic sheets, steel, Styrofoam, and other synthetic materials. Nowadays, he is best known for his wild, colourful designs and his almost scientific approach to techniques and understanding of materials.
In 1969, his experimental approach to design resulted in the creation of the iconic Flowerpot lamp
. The lamp was introduced for the first time at an exhibition in Cologne, where Verner Panton had been tasked with designing a showroom for a yacht. To this day, the exhibition is one of the most famous and spectacular exhibitions in design history.
The wonderful VP1 pendant was originally intended for use by the hospitality industry, but it didn’t take long before the pendant found its way into private homes where it continues to dominate in all its timeless glory. The downward-facing light is an excellent choice for dining tables where the pendant casts a gorgeous light without blinding.
The timeless and simple design of the VP3 table lamp makes it suited for most homes. With a lampshade diameter of 23cm and a small base, the lamp is easily incorporated into your interior design without taking up too much space. Place it on a small dresser or a shelf in the living room, and allow it to contribute to the cosy atmosphere.