Fun 1WA Wall Lamp
Fun 1WA Wall Lamp
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Verpan × Verner Panton

Fun 1WA Wall Lamp

$1,120

SKU: VRPN-40025555311055

Average lead time: 4-6 weeks


Description

Verner Panton’s 1964 Fun series is eminently variable, notably in this 4-tier, wall-hung model. His iconic motif of strips of connected discs shines in polished stainless steel, suspended from a chrome-plated framework. Add a magical sparkle of light to a hallway or above a credenza with this modernist classic. 

Specifications

Size

22.75" h x 8.75" d (58x22cm)
Cord length: 86.75" (220cm)

Material

Metal

Technical

Light source: 60W

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Brand

Verpan

A sensation when it arrived in 1967, Verner Panton’s iconic S chair (commonly cited as just the Panton chair) from the legendary Danish designer (1926-1998) cemented his reputation as a true innovator. An ineffable character in his own right, Panton left an enormous body of colorful, inventive and unmistakably “Verner” lighting, furniture and accessories that posses timeless appeal. With the originals long sought-after by collectors, Verpan, a Danish furniture and lighting firm dedicated itself to the works of its fellow countryman, acquired the exclusive rights to a significant measure of his work in close collaboration with the Panton estate and his widow Marianne Panton.

Verpan was established in 2003 with the production of lighting and expanded in 2010 when a furniture range was added. The dedicated Panton manufacturer not only continues to offer legacy designs made during the designer’s lifetime but also is now beginning to introduce pieces of furniture that were never before put into production from an archive of his original sketches. In doing so, they continue Panton’s pioneering spirit. As he said, “A less successful experiment is preferable to a beautiful platitude.”

Designer

Verner Panton

Verner Panton has been called the most un-Danish of famous Danish designers. His 1960 breakthrough, the injection-molded, plastic S Chair, vividly summed up his experimental nature, propensity for bold color and relish for new materials. Then regarded as the bad boy of post-war Scandinavian design, he had originally studied architecture at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. After a 2-year stint in the offices of fellow Dane Arne Jacobsen, he struck out on his own and his early architectural proposals using unlikely elements such as cardboard and plastics attracted wide notice.

One of the iconic designers of the 20th century, Verner’s work was animated with a sense of fun and remains popular and influential today. “Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colors,” said the designer, who died in 1998. “I try to show new ways, to encourage people to use their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.”


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