In spring 2021, Louis Poulsen will be revamping the Panthella Table lamp in a new size and brass metallised finish to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Verner Panton’s iconic and timeless design. To complete the Panthella range, Louis Poulsen introduces the Panthella Table 320, a new table lamp in a medium size that meets the functional requirements of contemporary spaces.
In 1971, Panthella was originally developed by Danish architect Verner Panton and has since been recognised as one of his most popular design icons. With its non-glaring light and soft geometric mushroom silhouette, Panthella continues to serve as a beautiful example of Panton’s brilliant sense of atmospheric illumination and timelessly appealing design that captivates spaces.
As a tribute to Panthella and its fiftieth anniversary, Louis Poulsen is introducing a new medium-sized Panthella Table lamp. The Panthella Mini and Panthella Table 320 lamp will come in a new distinctive brass metallised finish.
The new Panthella Table 320 joins the existing Panthella Mini and Panthella Table 400 to create a range of intriguing table lamps that seamlessly accommodate the functional requirements of a variety of spaces. With the Panthella Table in three sizes, the perfect dimensions are available to provide any surface with beautiful, soft light in an iconic design.
The brass metallised finish brings warmth and reflections to the surrounding space. Made of metal with a mirrored quality, the new finish references Verner’s fascination with new materials and vibrant colours that add to the distinctive playfulness of interiors. The metallic finish allows Panthella to expand its functionality and create eclectic reflections and depth, while amplifying its organic shape.
Panton was resolute in his mission to create intuitive spaces and daring design with bright colours and geometric forms. He was famous for his innovative designs and his pioneering use of materials, colours and shapes, which made him one of the most influential designers and architects of his time.
With Panthella, Panton wanted to create a graphic and figurative lamp that could stand alone in a room like a sculpture, while making its functional aspect visible in the way the form of the lampshade and the base also work as reflectors. The sculptural aspect and expressive, yet soft, contours of Panthella have contemporary qualities that have lasted for generations – both in terms of style and quality.
The new Panthella Table 320 lamp will be introduced with a white opal acrylic shade and a metal shade in high-lustre chrome as in Panton’s original design. The Panthella Table 320 and the Panthella Mini will also be available in the new brass metallised finish featuring a metal shade. All metal versions have white inner sides for optimum light reflection, while the opal acrylic version produces a diffuse comfortable light due to its translucent shade.
The new medium-sized Panthella 320 comes with a shade that has a diameter of 320 millimetres and an E14 light source.
‘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 colors.
By experimenting with lighting, colors, 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’.