Being brought to life from the Panton archives, VERPAN launches two new lighting icons – HIVE pendant and REFLECT table lamp
HIVE and REFLECT are the latest examples of great contemporary design still to be discovered in the Verner Panton archives. The designs are brought to life by VERPAN from Panton’s original sketches, and it is the first time the designs are put into production.
Made of multiple concentric shades of varying size, the layered design of the pendant offers a very characteristic and sculptural quality while ensuring a 100% glare-free light. The fixture emits a generous downward light that is complimented by a soft and diffused lateral light. Like with much of Panton’s lighting designs, the unique and expressive idiom of the HIVE pendant demand attention even with the lights off.
Available in polished aluminum or a powder coated version in warm yellow. The new HIVE design is brought to life by VERPAN from Panton’s original sketches and it is the first time the design is put into production.
While Panton was maybe best known for his intricate and sometimes opulent organic designs, REFLECT offers a simpler and more linear style, and represents a great example of his ingenuity and profound understanding of how to manipulate light to create a desired setting or mood.
With REFLECT, light is cast upwards from the tubular base and reflected off the white surface of the slanted disc-shaped shade to create a crisp yet diffused light throughout its surroundings.
With its clean and straight-forward design, REFLECT makes an impression wherever it goes.
This can be either accented or downplayed by the colour scheme that VERPAN has chosen for the design – an attention seeking all red and a more understated grey with satin finish stem.
1926 – 1998
Among the giants of Danish design, Verner Panton established a unique reputation for his exuberant originality and tireless experimentation. Panton created lamps, furniture and textiles – and was also a sought-after interior designer.
Although he was at the forefront of mid-century Danish Modern, Panton’s contribution was anything but mainstream. He enthusiastically embraced new materials, he splashed with a bold colour palette, and he playfully imbued many of his sculptural creations with a strong graphical expression – without ever compromising on quality or workmanship.
Panton’s iconic designs have emerged as contemporary design classics – as strikingly inventive now as they were 50 years ago.
Verner Panton in his own words:
“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination. Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours. By experimenting with lighting, colours, textiles and furniture and utilizing the latest technologies, I try to show new ways, to encourage people to use their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting”.