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Verner Panton Panthella Floor Lamp

by Verner Panton, from Louis Poulsen

verner panton panthella floor lamp
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verner panton panthella floor lamp

Design Verner Panton, 1971
White opal acrylic
Made in Denmark by Louis Poulsen

"The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination."- Verner Panton

Created in 1971, Verner Panton's Panthella is one of his more popular designs.

The basic light principle aimed to create a lamp in which the base as well as the shade would act as a reflector. The lamps light source is hidden under a milky-white, hemispheric acrylic shade and a white, trumpet-like base contributes to a beautiful distribution of light and a well balanced form.

Several versions were produced during its early days, but Panthella with white shade and base is the only edition in production today. Available in floor and table lamp versions.

As one of the most influential and remarkable designers of the era, Verner Panton has created objects, spaces and art. His original, space age designs have won numerous awards and been exhibited in museums and private collections around the world. His ideaologies and design concepts are apparent and have had great influence on 21st century design.

51.4" h | base: 13.6" dia. | shade: 19.7" dia. | requires 1x150W /A-21 /IF medium bulb

$1,234.00 + free shipping
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Verner Panton

Verner Panton (1926 – 1998) of Denmark created innovative, futuristic designs in vibrant colors with a variety of materials, especially plastic. Though his style was very "1960s," he regained popularity at the end of the 20th century. As of 2004, his most of his well-known furniture models are still in production. Already an experienced artist, Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950–1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton started his own design and architectural office and became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house (1955), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). In the mid-1950's, Panton converted a Volkswagen bus into a mobile studio and travelled across Europe. He returned to Denmark in 1958 full of unconventional ideas, one of which evolved into the iconic Heart Cone Chair. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the very first single-form injection-molded plastic chair. The Stacking chair or S chair, became his most famous design and was mass-produced.
Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen was founded in 1874. Some of the company's best designers were Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. Henningsen created the well known PH-Lamps line and the iconic "Artichoke" Lamps. For over 70 years Louis Poulsen has been working with visionary designers, thus the Danish company has become one of the worlds most innovative manufacturers of lighting solutions. The revolutionary ideas of designers and and architects such as Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen could become reality only by profound production know how.




verner panton panthella floor lamp

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Patrick, more than a month ago.
I ordered the Nelson Bubble floor lamp initially but changed it to the Panthella (thank you Hive for being cool about my change of mind) because I already have the Nelson cigar floor lamp, and while loving it, I wanted to give Verner Panton a place in my home.

While some may be disappointed by the plastic dome and base, I am not. My wife even commented that the lamp exudes quality, which I agreed. It really becomes magical when one turns on the light. The soft diffuse light is just as beautiful as the Nelson bubble lamp (you can't go wrong with either IMO). Hard to believe the Panthella was conceived in 1971 for it looks thoroughly modern and truly more stunning in person than seen online, not to mention it compliments well with any Herman Miller/Carl Hansen furnishing in the home.

The lamp was delivered in two huge boxes, --one for the top and the other for the base, --made bigger by the double boxing done by Louis Poulsen distribution center in Florida. I was very pleased with the care put into making sure the lamp is safely delivered to the end user.
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