Globe lamp by Verner Panton
Verner Panton is world famous for his lamps, just as his Globe lamp, which is one of his most sold ceiling lamps. It is a masterpiece of Danish design lamps. The Globe is a big round pendant made of clear acrylic. Inside are five reflectors made of aluminium, lacquered blue, red and white and reflects the light in an interesting and pleasant way. The reflectors are suspended by three steel chains.
On this site you can read everything about the iconic lamp, including:
- Dimensions and design
- Possibilities for buying a copy
- Possibilities for finding the lamp on sale or second-hand
- Two sizes of Verner Panton's Globe lamp
Verner Panton has designed the Globe lamp in two sizes, so you can choose between a lamp with: Diameter of 40 cm or 50 cm.
This gives you the option to enjoy how the lamp spreads its calming, diffused light in both a larger and a smaller room. The large model of the Globe is also popular in conference rooms, common areas and cafeterias in companies.
Ceiling lamp with a unique lighting
The VP Globe is both a timeless ceiling lamp which is always popular and also a striking, unique lamp, which in many ways differs from other pendants. Verner Panton was innovative in his design when he created the Globe lamp, with the clear round screen and and the five suspended metal reflectors inside.
This construction gives a fun and exciting lighting, which is playfully reflected inside the ball. At the same time, the lamp is thought through in every detail, so it of course provides both sufficient light and a pleasant illumination without glare.
Verner Panton's Globe is in itself very decorative, so even during the day or on bright summer evenings, it brings great value to the room. And, obviously, even more when the light is on.
Additional production facts
If you want the dry facts, here are the practical information about which bulb to choose for the Globe and further measurements of e.g. the cord:
|Material:||Transparent Acrylic (Plexiglas)|
|Socket, small Globe:||E14/E12|
|Socket, large Globe:||E27|
|Light source:||220V (E14/E27)|
|Maximum power:||60 watts or 75 watts depending on the size of the Globe|
|Supplied cable:||400 cm factory cable in black fabric|
The VP Globe's round shape is characteristic for Panton
Verner Panton lived 1926 to 1998. He was an artist, but chose also to become an architect, and he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen in 1951. In the first two years of his career he worked for Arne Jacobsen, but then proceeded on his own. Like Jacobsen, he is inspired by round, organic forms, and his lamp the Globe is the very embodiment thereof. In addition to lamps, Verner Panton has designed a variety of furniture, especially chairs.
Verner Panton lamps on sale?
It is not often that Verner Panton's lamps, such as the Globe, are on sale, but now and then you can get lucky. Because of the popularity of the lamps it is rare that the retailers have them on sale. If you want to buy the pendant cheaper, you have a better chance if you look at copies or a second-hand, as we have described further down on the site.
Verner Panton's Globe Ø40 and Ø50 second-hand
Another way to obtain the Globe lamps cheaper, is to find them second-hand. You can try take a look at eBay, Gumtree, Lauritz, or for example a Facebook group for selling and buying second-hand furniture and lamps. The disadvantage is, that you never know which condition the lamp is in. Is the Plexiglas intact and without scratches, are all five reflectors placed where they should be, and is the cable and the socket still firmly attached? These are some of the factors you should check on a second-hand Verner Panton Globe lamp.
You can buy spare parts for Verner Panton's Globe
If you choose to buy a second-hand, or something is broken on your old Verner Panton Globe lamp, there are several retailers who sell spare parts for the Globe lamp, e.g. a new Globe light bulb. However, these are relatively expensive, and it is quite a hassle to change the Globe bulb or other parts.
Price of a VP Globe lamp
How much does a Verner Panton Globe pendant cost? First of all, the price depends on which size you choose the small Ø40, or the large, Ø50. Second, the price varies depending on whether you buy a new original, a new copy or a second-hand lamp. Below you can see some examples.
- Original: Around 8.000 – 11.000kr. (£947-1300 / $1205-1656), when comparing prices at PriceRunner
- Copy: Around 1.000kr. (£118 / $150), for a legal copy, almost identical to the original
- Second-hand: Depends entirely on the current offers