verner panton vp1 flowerpot suspension lamp

verner panton vp1 flowerpot suspension lamp

Design Verner Panton, 1968
Steel with lacquered finish, fabric cord
Made in Denmark by &Tradition

In 1968 the students' revolts in Paris, Rome and the United States were overthrowing stiff, old values, and initiating the Flower-Power generation of peace, love and harmony. Same year, Stanley Kubrick pictured the future of the year 2001, featuring the Verner Panton Chair, and man was soon to set foot on the moon. In the world of design, a colorful, playful pendant hung in restaurants and exhibitions, and very soon, in everybody's homes. The Flowerpot with its two semi-circular spheres facing each other has long proved its lasting design quality and is just as much a synonym of our time, too.

Verner Panton graduated as an architect from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1951, and later founded his own studio and went in the opposite direction of most Danish designers. Pop aesthetics in furniture and interiors were born. Verner Panton successfully interpreted the 'a-changin' times of the hippie movement and moon landing into visionary colorful interior, lighting and furniture. To him, color was always more important than form and creating his own theory of light based on Goethe and the Bauhaus painters, he believed, that color could evoke feelings. Also, In his young days, Panton often set off from Copenhagen in an odd looking converted Volkswagen for a trek across Europe, dropping in on fellow designers to share ideas - and good meals.

The VP1 Flowerpot suspension lamp is available in many bold colors with matching textile cord. VP1 is also offered in various metal finishes accompanied by black fabric cord.

8.5" dia. | 6" h | ceiling rosette: 4.5" dia. | cord: 9' L | requires 1x40W E26 or 7W CFL bulb

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