Verner Panton - A first edition "Panthella" floorlamp - Louis Poulsen, Denmark circa 1975

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Artist

Verner Panton (1926 Gamtofte - 1998 Copenhagen) is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers.

Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950–1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Verner Panton experimented with designing entire environments: radical and psychedelic interiors that were an ensemble of his curved furniture, wall upholstering, textiles and lighting.

The recipient of many awards, most notably the International Design Award, Dansk Designgråd Årspris and the Federal German ‘Gute Form’ Prize among many other.

Today his pieces can be found in numerous international collections, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.

Description

A first edition "Panthella" floorlamp. Designed by Verner Panton in 1971 and executed by Louis Poulsen in the 1970's. This design classic won the Bundespreis “Gute Form” in 1972.

It's line is of utmost simplicity, with it's translucent plastic shade atop a stem that is reminiscent of Eero Saarinen's "Pedestal"range.

The first edition had a ball-shaped switch incorperated in the base. The switch operates in a 3-stages as the "Panthella" was designed with the Philips 3-stage light in mind that had three light levels.

Price including VAT: Sold

Marked

Marked with Louis Poulsen label

 

Execution

Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1970's

Condition

Good original vintage condition. Some very slight discoloration (often the stem base has yellowed quite a bit on these early pieces), wear consistent with age and use. A few small knicks on the foot. The switch has aged a bit but is still functional.

Literature

Charlotte & Peter Fiell (eds.) - 1000 Lights Vol. 2, 1960 to present - p. 240, 241 (illustrated)

Dimensions

H. 130 cm

Diam. 50 cm

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