Conceived in 1969 by Verner Panton, the VP Globe is arguably the most recognized Panton lighting design. The decorative pendant features a crystal clear transparent acrylic outer-shell with five internal reflector shades suspended by delicate steel chains.
The new VP Globe introduces a brand new expression to the VP Globe family, featuring aluminium reflectors in a cool matte brushed finish with warm orange accents, a classic colour in the world of Verner Panton.
The orange colour is optimistic and uplifting, filled with warmth and positivity. It serves as a perfectly vibrant contrast to the cool brushed aluminium.
The colour palette of the VP Globe collection has evolved through the years, and new versions has been added to give the iconic pendant more diverse expressions and suit the different eras. Every new iteration has been developed in close cooperation with the Panton estate, and in respect to Panton’s original colour theories.
A little-known story behind the inspiration of Verner Panton’s lighting is the Venice influence. Panton was known for his desire to explore, travel and experience different places and cultures. One of his favorite destinations was Venice, Italy, and he paid several visits to the famous ‘city on the water’. It was in fact during one of these visits, that he fell in love with the slightly rose-coloured light emitted by the old street lamps in the city – so much so that he wanted his future lighting designs to simulate that unique experience.
The VP Globe is perhaps the most successful execution of this early inspiration, as its special layered design paired with the acrylic globe emits a warm, soft and ambient mood-setting light – a signature of Panton.
The VP Globe is a versatile decorative design that makes an impression anywhere you place it – be it a lounge, dining or hallway setting. Alone or in multiples.
True to Panton’s creative approach, the VP Globe is available in various configurations and sizes – exploring different materials and expressions.
All VP Globes are assembled 100% by hand in Denmark.