The Flowerpot lamp, designed by Verner Panton, has a fascinating background. In 1968, the students’ revolts in Paris, Rome and the United States were overthrowing stiff, old values, and initiating the Flower-Power movement of peace, love and harmony. In the 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 colourful, 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 successfully interpreted the times of the hippie movement and moon landing into visionary colourful interior, lighting and furniture. To him, colour was always more important than form and he believed that colour could evoke feelings. The Flowerpot summarized this theory, lightening up in a variety of bright colours. The Flowerpot VP2 works well in groups or combined with the small Flowerpot VP1 lamp. You can hang them at different heights, in a row or circle. The lamp is perfect over a dining table. Two or three lamps can provide good lighting over a long table. Different colours can also be combined.
Flowerpot VP2 pendant, white
- Lacquered aluminium
- 50 cm
- 36 cm
- Bulb base
- Light source
- 7W low energy bulb (not included)
- Cable colour
- Cable material
- Connector block: Included.
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.View all products