Insane, colourful and offbeat were a few of the many adjectives that people used to talk about Verner Panton’s work in the 1960s. At a time where Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner were the figureheads of the design industry with their natural materials and simple shapes, Verner Panton’s focus on manmade materials and quick production methods was unheard of—Verner Panton’s goal was to introduce a bit more colour to the world, and it would be fair to say he succeeded.
Verner Panton designed rooms, lamps and furniture with one thing in common - their unconventional colours and shapes. The most famous of all is the Panton Chair, which was the first piece of furniture created in a moulded piece. Originally the chair was manufactured from fibreglass, but today it is manufactured using moulded plastic.
And then there are the lamps! Verner Panton has designed a vast array of lamps, including Fun, Panthella, Flowerpot, Moon, Spiral and Wire.
But the greatest Panton lamp of them all has to be Globe. Globe is unique and futuristic without compromising its classical and stylish appearance. It is complex, assembled by hand, and lovely beyond description—a true design icon if ever there was one.
The Globe lamps are assembled by hand at the Verpan factory in Horsens and there are only two women in the world who are qualified to assemble them. Each and every Globe lamp is engraved with a serial number and Verner Panton’s signature. Each box even includes a signed document that confirms authenticity. All this to ensure that your Globe lamp lives up to the standard for authenticity and quality.