Verner Panton's Flowerpot Series
The world-renowned Danish designer, Verner Panton, is behind the famous Flowerpot series which include both large and small pendants, as well as ceiling, table and floor lamps. The bright, vivid colours and the round simple shade design are characteristic for the Flowerpot series, but also for Panton’s design in general. Designed in 1960s and 70s, the name of the series is inspired by the Flower Power era and the Hippie movement. The series include:
- VP1, VP2, VP3 and VP4
- Table lamps
- Floor lamps
Symbol of an Era
With their rounded, organic design and vivid colours that Flowerpot lamps are famous for, they aim to capture the spirit of the time during which they were created. The colourful era of the Flower Power incorporated everything from batik, neon colours, and the whole spectra and this applied to cars, clothing, furniture and many other elements. Flowerpot series is designed in line with the aesthetics of the era and truly are the flower children of their time.
Different Sizes and Models
Verner Panton designed the Flowerpot lamp series in several models. The series includes:
- Pendants VP1 and VP2
- Table lamps VP3 and VP4
- And lastly the Flowerpot floor lamp
The Flowerpot Series in Interior Design
These vivid and colourful yet stylish and aesthetically pleasing lamps can be rather decorative in your home. You can hang the small VP1 pendants in the kitchen window, several of them side by side and achieve an amazing, cosy look. The slightly larger VP2 can be hung above the counter-top or maybe above the dining table. You can use the Flowerpot lamps in the living room as well, with the small ones in a nook or over the side of the table.
The table lamp can spread colours, liveliness and light in many different places in the home. The smallest of them, VP3, is an obvious choice as a bedside lamp. Designed with a completely vertical rod on a small hemispherical base, the light shines straight down. Slightly larger VP4 can be used as a desk lamp or on a table in the corner of the living room. This variant has a stand of two thin metal rods which form the circular base of the lamp.
In the living room, you can use the table lamps to create colour synergy with the pendant hung above the coffee table. The floor lamp version is designed the same way as VP3 but in a larger size.
Wide Colour selection of Flowerpot Table Lamps
Verner Panton has made sure that you always will be able to get a Flowerpot table lamp that suits your home. Choose between:
The Exact Dimensions of the Lamps
|Pendant||Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 17.6 cm
|Table||Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 48.5 cm
|Floor||Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 120 cm
Quality of the Materials
Verner Panton designed the Flowerpot table lamps in enamelled metal (stainless steel). The VP4 table lamp has a base of metal in the shape of a rod bent in a circle. The smaller table lamp incorporates a hemisphere instead, made of the same material and colour as the shade.
Panton also included a small, yet nice detail – the cord is always in the same colour as the rest of the lamp so it matches it perfectly.
The Flowerpot series is a very popular choice for lighting. The design is unique with its combination of the simple timeless design based on round, organic shapes made mostly of metal and the bright, vivid colours that scream for attention. Thus, Panton’s design is both a classic and a new and exciting product, making the Flowerpot lamps to never go out of fashion.
Verner Panton – a Divergent Part of Danish Design
Panton’s Flowerpot table lamps stand out against the more traditional Danish design tradition. But, one should not only focus on the bright colours which are in stark contrast with the lamps of Arne Jacobsen, Panton’s mentor for the first two years of his career, or the stylish and discrete design by Hans Wegner. Panton truly is, in many aspects, a part of the same design wave, with his focus on functionality and simplicity, similar to his Globe Lamp. The absence of decorations or curlicues also is a characteristic of the Danish Modern that is clearly visible in Panton’s work.
However, one cannot deny that Verner Panton is a bit of an outsider in Danish design. He did not use classic materials like wood or leather and was instead fascinated by the new possibilities of industrial production, as well as the new processing techniques.