Flowerpot wall lamp by Verner Panton – &Tradition
Introducing VP8, the newest addition to the iconic Flowerpot series.
A beloved part of the &Tradition collection since 2010, the Flowerpot lamp is an icon of Danish design. Debuted by Verner Panton in 1968, the acclaimed designer produced numerous sketches of Flowerpot – yet a wall lamp version never made its way to production. Many years later, &Tradition has decided to make this classic piece available.
The Flowerpot lamp embodies the acclaimed designer’s experimental approach to home items. Comprised of a rounded pendant that hangs from the semi-domed upper shade, its futuristic silhouette pushed the boundaries of conventional design. Soon after its launch, it became a visual symbol of the freewheeling Flower Power movement and the peace and love ideology that its followers espoused. Perhaps this was because it melds the precision of Danish design to an attitude of individualism, remaining practical while still playful; functional yet fun.
While Panton took a traditionally Danish approach to functionalism, he was far from conservative when it came to his use of new materials and colour. Fascinated by the role of colour in shaping the psychology of an environment, Panton worked with psychologists to better understand the relationship between the two. “Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours,” he once said. With that in mind, the VP8 comes in a range of modern tones used throughout the Flowerpot series: Matt White; Matt Light Grey; Matt Black; Beige Red; Grey Beige; and Mustard.
“As one of the greats of Danish design, Verner Panton revolutionized the way in which we think about interior design,” notes &Tradition founder and CEO Martin Kornbek Hansen. “To continue honouring his legacy, we are delighted to introduce the VP8 as the latest addition to our Flowerpot family.”
Verner Panton remains one of the most radical Danish designers of all time, given his avant-garde approach to fluid shapes previously impossible, along with his palette of vivid colours and striking geometric patterns. Panton’s penchant for playful provocation took him beyond designing furniture, lighting, textiles, posters and rugs to creating entire environments akin to visually immersive experiences. Earning him admiration the world over for his conviction to continuously question convention.