The FlowerPot Table Lamp was designed in 1964, during the Flower-Power years, when Stanley Kubrick imagined the future of 2001 furnished with Panton Chairs. The iconic FlowerPot lamp by Verner Panton is available in multiple versions, whether as pendants or table lamps.
All versions of FlowerPot use the same lampshade concept, made of two metal half-spheres placed opposite each other, which diffuses a directional and non-glare light.
Verner Panton started out as a painter before studying architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After an apprenticeship with architect / designer Arne Jacobsen, Panton pursued a path in furniture and interior design, where he became famous for his avant-garde designs. Such as chairs with no legs and a sofa placed vertically against the wall. In the 60’s and 70’s, his passion for designing entire environments led to immersive interiors featuring his hypnotic patterns and futuristic designs for furniture, lighting, wallpapers, posters and rugs.
Panton’s pioneering use of materials, colours and shapes earned him a reputation as a visionary. In recognition of his life achievement, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Dannebrog Order in 1998 by the Queen of Denmark.
The Flower Pot Lamp became emblematic of the Flower Power peace movement during the 60’s. With its range of vivid colours, it is just as synonymous with modernity now as it was when launched in 1968. Panton’s Topan lamp is its little sister, a simple semi-sphere that can also be configured in clusters. "Panton’s provocative use of materials, geometric shapes and psychedelic colours set him apart from his contemporaries," notes Martin Kornbek Hansen. "Our portfolio of &tradition products wouldn’t be complete without this endearing example from this evangelist of radical design."