No, it isn’t the invasion of the body snatchers or an army of Slinkies dressed as construction workers, it’s the “Wire” lamp by Verpan and we like that it takes the iconic design of the light bulb to a whole new level. Verpan is the Denmark based firm that creates lighting designs by Verner Panton, who is considered to be Denmark’s most influential lighting designer of the 20th century and who’s legacy continues through the collaboration between Verpan and his widow, Marianne Panton.
The Onion lamp (in the seventies, the lamp was known as YAMAGIWA) is in form reminiscent of the cross section of an onion and consists of a large number of metal discs lacquered white. These hide the light source and at the same time act as reflectors. The Onion pendant comes in two sizes.
The “Fun 10DM” is a collection of Mother-of-Pearl disks mounted on a chrome frame and features the engraved signature of Verner Panton.
I think the VP Globe may be my personal favorite. The light sources within the globe are adjustable to best suit the environment of the fixture.
“Color planning is crucial in the design of an environment. It is not enough to say that red is red and blue is blue. I work generally parallel with the colors if tones follow each other in the spectrum. Then I can control the room’s cold and warm character and create a certain mood. ” Quote: Verner Panton
Verpan will be launching a full furniture and rug line in January of 2011 and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more.