The Verner Panton Spiral Lamp features mirror-chrome plated plastic spirals from a cascading triple-level metal frame. Each spiral is connected to the frame with small metal rings. The Spiral Lamp by Verner Panton has one light bulb which is located in the center.
A modern design classic, the Spiral Lamp was first designed by Verner Panton in 1969 for the Visiona Fantasy Lanscape Installation commissioned by Bayer, an almost breathtaking psychedelic interior staging wallowing in colors and forms. The original Spiral Lamps were produced by J. Luber AG starting in 1969 and ending in mid 1970s. Danish manufacturer Verpan has reissued the Verner Panton Spiral Lamps to the original specifications, using the original Verner Panton drawings. These famous space age lamps are part of the Modern Design Icon collection at Stardust.
Verner Panton’s «Spiral» lamp has its origin in a playful game with light and shadow. Spiral, when not lit, constitutes a very decorative element and when lit, gives a room a wonderfully warm diffused glow thanks to its reflective mirror-like properties. When the lamp is switched on, the reflective chrome plated spirals give way to a dazzling spectacle of light which is further enhanced by the silhouette of the spirals. This expressive and highly decorative light fixture looks absolutely stunning during the day and casts a beautiful light when lit at night. Verner Panton’s Sprial Lamp is perfectly balanced and wonderful to look at; in any type of space. One of our favorite light fixtures; the Panton Spiral Lamp is hand made by Verpan in Denmark for Stardust Modern Design.
Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense; next, he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950-1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton turned out to be an «enfant terrible» and he started his own design and architectural office. He became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house ( 1955), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). Near the end of the 1950s, his chair designs became more and more unconventional, with no legs or discernible back. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the very first single-form injection-moulded plastic chair. the Stacking chair or S chair, which would become his most famous and mass-produced design.