Flower Pot pendant lamps - Verner Panton
Five Flower Pot pendant lamps by Verner Panton. Their forms are very simple : one small hemisphere emerges from another, the larger suspended either on a flex or within a discreet metal support. Panton's flair lais in his appreciation of the sculptural impact and the value of light and colour : "Colour planning is crucial in the design of an environment. It is not enough to say that red is red and blue is blue. I work generally parallel with the colours if tones follow each other in the spectrum. Then I can control the room's cold and warm character and create a certain mood". Enameled steel shade and reflector. Louis Poulsen Lighting, Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 1968 the students' revolts in Paris, Rome and the United States were overthrowing stiff, old values, initiating the Flower Power-generation of peace, love and harmony. Same year, Stanley Kubrick pictured the future of the year 2001, featuring the Vemer 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, verysoon, 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.