The Danish designer Verner Panton is behind the beloved Flowerpot series. This lighting series, spans both large and small pendants, as well as ceiling, table and floor lamps. The strong colours and the round, simple shade is characteristic for the Flowerpot series. Panton designed them in the 1960s and 70s Flower Power era, from which the name originates.
Flowerpot table lamps – the flower children of the '60s
It is the rounded, organic shapes and shining bright colours that characterize the Flowerpot lamps – exactly like the characteristics of the Flower Power era. Verner Panton was clearly inspired by the era of the flower children, both visually and in terms of the name.
In terms of colour, the series is thus a symbol of the spirit of the time in which they were created. The '60s and '70s were the most colourful period, where everything from batik, neon colours and the full colour spectrum from green to orange and purple illuminated the streets. This applied to both cars, clothing and furniture, and these designer lamps are thus the flower children of their time.
Different sizes and models
Verner Panton designed the Flowerpot lamp series in several models. The series includes:
- Pendants VP1 and VP2
- Table lamps VP3 and VP4
- And lastly the Flowerpot floor lamp
Decorate your home with Flowerpot
You can thus decorate many rooms in your home with the Flowerpot table lamps. E.g. you can hang the small VP1 pendants in the kitchen window, alternatively several of them side by side, as the small size looks great this way. The slightly larger VP2 can be hung above the counter-top, or for example, one or two above the dining table. You can of course also use the Flowerpot lamps for decoration in the living room – the small ones in a nook or over the side table, or for example, the VP2 above the coffee table.
The table lamps can spread colours, liveliness and light in many different places in the home. The smallest size, VP3, is an obvious choice as a bedside lamp. It is designed with a completely vertical rod on a small, hemispherical base, and the light therefore shines straight down. The slightly larger VP4 can be used as a desk lamp or on a table in the corner of the living room. This variant has a stand of two thin metal rods which forms a circle as a base for the lamp.
The living room is also an obvious place for the Flowerpot floor lamp, and if you have a pendant above the coffee table, you can create a colour synergy across the room. The floor lamp is designed the same way as VP3, only in a large floor lamp version measuring 120 cm.
Wide colour selection of Flowerpot table lamps
Verner Panton has made sure that you always will be able to get a Flowerpot table lamp that suits your home. Choose between:
The exact dimensions of the lamps
|Pendant||Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 17.6 cm
|Table||Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 48.5 cm
|Floor||Diameter: 23 cm
Height: 120 cm
Created out of Danish quality materials
Verner Panton designed the Flowerpot table lamps in enamelled metal (stainless steel). The VP4 table lamp has a base of metal, where the rod is bent in a circle. The smaller table lamp has a small hemisphere instead, made of the same material and colour as the shade.
One of the unique features of the Flowerpot lamps is, that Panton always designed them with a cord in the same colour as the lamps, so it always matches.
A unique lighting
The Flowerpot series is a very popular choice for lighting. The design is unique with its combination of, on one hand the simple timeless design of the rounded shapes and just metal as material. And on the other hand, the bright colours that screams for attention. In this way, Panton achieves a design, which is as well classic as new and exiting. Flowerpot has therefore stylistically not gone out of fashion, and in addition, you can always find a colour that suits your style.
Verner Panton – a divergent part of Danish design
Verner Panton's Flowerpot table lamps are not as obvious a part of the Danish design tradition, as we know it from the designer chairs. But one should not only focus on the bright colours which are in immediate contrast to the lamps by Arne Jacobsen and the stylish, discreet design by Hans Wegner. Panton is in several respects part of the same design wave. The lamps are also functionalistic, simple and classic, the same applies to the well known Verner Panton Globe lamp. The design and the materials are simple and they are designed without any decoration or curlicues.
However, you cannot deny that Verner Panton (1926-98) is a bit of an outsider in Danish design. He did not use classic materials like wood and leather, and he was fascinated by the new possibilities of industrial production, as well as the new processing techniques, which his pendant is an example of.