The VP Globe lamp by Verner Panton
Verner Panton is a great Danish designer of the 20th century. He designed many pieces that have become icons of design today. Panton focused his career on the search for innovative materials, the creation of modern lines and the use of bright colours.
He is best known for the Panton and Cone chairs, but he is also the author of the grandiose VP Globe lamp. Designed in 1969, the globe-shaped suspension lamp was originally produced for the “Visiona 2” exhibition at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1970.
The piece was subsequently modified for mass production, but its technical characteristics remain outstanding. The VP Globe consists of a transparent acrylic sphere with five lacquered or chrome-plated metal reflectors inside. Its globe shape is characteristic of the design of the 1960s: the style of the time is marked by the multiple Apollo missions and the world’s attraction to the discovery of the space universe. As soon as it was released, the incredible suspension fascinated and aroused the admiration of the public, and was quickly a great success! Original, elegant and surprising, it is indeed difficult to remain insensitive to the charm of this exceptional piece!
– Published by Poulsen in 1969 and reissued by Verpan from 2006 to the present day.
– Three sizes available: 40, 50 or 60cm diameter.