About the Designer
Denmark (1926 - 2004)
Born on February 13, 1926 in Denmark, Verner Panton is known as one of the most remarkable innovative talents of 20th century design and architecture. While growing up, he longed to become an artist, but showed little talent for painting and drawing. Despite this, he won a place at the technical college in Odense. After completing his studies on Odense, Panton moved to Copenhagen in 1947 to enroll as an architecture student. Finally in 1955, Panton started his own design office. Besides being a great designer of carpets, Panton also designs furniture, lamps, fabrics, curtains, room and space designs, watches and accessories. "The main purpose of my work is to provoke the people to use their own imagination" - Verner Panton .
In 1968 the students' revolts in Paris, Rome and the United States were overthrowing old stiff values, initiating the Flower-Power-generation of peace, love and harmony, and man was soon to step on the moon. In the world of design, a colorful, playful pendant hung in restaurants and exhibitions, and very soon, in everybody's homes. This FlowerPot pendant reflects everything that was going on at the time. The diameter of the upper sphere is twice as large as the lower one, making a perfect balanced form. No wonder the FlowerPot won Gute Form Bundespreis in 1972.
- Material: Steel
- Two semi-circular spheres facing each other; has long proved its lasting design quality
- Accommodates: 1 x E27 40W bulb or 1 x 7W low energy bulb