Verner Panton (1926-1998) studied at the Technical School in Odense and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. With his extraordinary personality, he was an individual with an unusual sense of color, shape, light and space. Over the course of his career, he introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries did at the time. With unwavering faith in the unlimited possibilities of the form, he worked successfully to create a set of theories about how lighting should work and influence its surrounding.
‘The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination. Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colors. By experimenting with lighting, colors, textiles and furniture and utilizing the latest technologies, I try to show new ways, to encourage people to use their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting,’ said Verner Panton.
In addition to the lamps, Panton left behind many interesting projects, including design carpets, curtains, upholstery fabrics, furniture, chairs, e.g. the ZigZag and the famous red “Panton chair.”
Description of the company: (http://www.verpan.com/)
Panton lamps are manufactured in Denmark by the well-know VerPan company, which has been working with the designer’s family since the very beginning, and produces lighting features that combine quality and originality — in line with the philosophy of Verner Panton. There are very few places in Poland where one can see lamps by VerPan. Apart from RENOMA, original VerPan lamps can be admired at “Hamak” restaurant in Warsaw. Besides these two locations, original VerPan lighting can only be found in some of Polish private residences.
Verner Panton chandeliers can be found in the most prestigious locations around the world, for example at “Japanske Have” restaurant in Denmark, “Oceans Bar” in Sydney, “Fudo” restaurant in Dubai, or at “Rodina Grand Hotel & SPA” in Sochi.
Description of work:
Fun 7DM model is a very large lamp with a diameter of 100 cm and a height of 110 cm made of mother-of-pearl rings connected with metal chains. The model itself was designed in 1964 and now custom-size made specially for RENOMA by the world-famous VerPan company from Denmark.