Louis Poulsen's Panthella 320 table lamp is a medium-sized version of Verner Panton's classic Panthella luminaire. Panthella 320 was launched in 2021 in celebration of the original design's 50th anniversary.

Originally released in 1971, Panthella is one of the most popular products designed by Verner Panton. Panton's aim was to create a lamp in which the base and the shade would both act as reflectors, with the light source hidden under the white, hemispheric acrylic shade. The trumpet-shaped base gives the lamp a distinctive, balanced silhouette and also contributes to the distribution of light. Panthella is considered a classic of Danish design and is available in a range of sizes and colours.

Panthella 320 table lamp, opal

Louis Poulsen




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Shade: Injection moulded white opal acrylic. Base and Housing: Cast aluminium. Diffuser : Injection moulded opal PMMA.

Verner Panton

Verner Panton (1926-1998) is considered one of Denmark’s most influential furniture and interior designers in the 20th century. Panton’s works are represented in numerous museums worldwide, and he was awarded several prestigious design awards. He was a unique designer with a special sense of colour, shape, light function and space.

Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense and after that he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, often using very vibrant colours. Panton also introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. The Panthella lamp, created in 1971, is one of the most famous luminaires by Panton.

Panton was also famous for his inspirational and colourful personality. “The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination. Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours. By experimenting with lighting, colours, textiles and furniture and utilizing the latest technologies, I try to show new ways, to encourage people to use their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting,” Panton commented on his designs.

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