The Verona pendant clearly refers to the lamps of Poul Henningsen, published by Louis Poulsen. It is a sophisticated 7-shade suspension that provides soft, non-glare lighting with timeless grace and simplicity. When lit, the spherical suspension lights up on its own, making it a remarkable display piece.
Its name is a reference to the great amphitheater in Verona, whose concentric rows of tiers inspired Sven Middelboe. Introduced in 1968, the Verona suspension has rightly become the most popular model of its career - a classic, as attractive today as it was forty years ago.
Materials Aluminum or solid brass, 3 m white textile cord
Verona 175 Ø17,5 x H12,5 cm Verona 250 Ø25 x H17,4 cm Verona 320 Ø32 x H22,1 cm Verona 400 Ø40 x H27,6 cm Verona 480 Ø48 x H32,5 cm Verona 600 Ø60 x H41 cm Verona 720 Ø72 x H45,9 cm
Light source 1 bulb G9 (Verona 175), 1 bulb E14 (Verona 205), or 1 bulb E27 (Verona 320, 400, 480, 600, 720) not included
Sven Middelboe had a degree in business, but he chose the path of design and specialized in lighting. In the late 1940s, he started his own lighting manufacturing company with renowned designer and architect Jørn Utzon. The collaboration between the two includes the now iconic Sundowner. In 1955, Sven Middelboe was hired as an in-house designer by the Nordisk Solar Company. He designed lamps for several decades, and his expression and choice of materials evolved with the trends. His first lights were made of glass or metal - or a combination of both - but from 1970 onwards Middelboe designed a wide range of plastic lamps in trendy colors. Throughout his career, Sven Middelboe continued to experiment with various constructions and shade combinations, resulting in the VERONA suspension lamp, launched in 1968. The series quickly became popular, and today VERONA is considered one of the most iconic of Sven Middelboe's wide range of lighting designs.