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Flow­er­Pot Table Lamp, VP3

c. 1969

by Verner Panton
for &Tradition

From one of the most daring design­ers of the 20th century comes the Flow­er­Pot VP3 table lamp. Here we see the use of color to add dimen­sion to life. The fluid­ity of the lamps rounded canopy, comple­mented by glossy lacquered metal is remi­nis­cent of the peace and love move­ment of the late 60s, the time period in which the design was born. During this time, a younger gener­a­tion sought out to chal­lenge the status quo while looking towards a progressive future.

There is some­thing to be said about how this notion still rings true today, nearly 50 years later – making the appeal of this design extra­or­di­nar­ily time­less. The driving force of designer Verner Panton’s work revolves around provok­ing people to use their imag­i­na­tion. We suggest adding the Flow­er­Pot VP3 atop the Palette JH9 Desk in your office, or the Lato LN9 side table in your living room.

Also included in our collec­tion are the Flow­er­Pot pendant lamps, the VP1, and the larger VP2.


Verner Panton

Denmark (1926–1998)

Verner Panton started out as a painter before studying architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After an apprenticeship with architect/designer Arne Jacobsen, Panton pursued a path in furniture and interior design, where he became famous for his avant-garde designs. Such as chairs with no legs and a sofa placed vertically against the wall. In the ’60s and ’70s, his passion for designing entire environments led to immersive interiors featuring his hypnotic patterns and futuristic designs for furniture, lighting, wallpapers, posters, and rugs.

Panton’s pioneering use of materials, colors, and shapes earned him a reputation as a visionary. In recognition of his lifetime achievement, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Dannebrog Order in 1998 by the Queen of Denmark.

The Flower Pot Lamp became emblematic of the Flower Power peace movement during the ’60s. With its range of vivid colors, it is just as synonymous with modernity now as it was when launched in 1968.

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