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Lot 0005
Plastic, metal
Denmark, 1960s
Design: Verner Panton (1926-1998) – Danish architect and designer, 1960
Manufacture: Louis Poulsen, Denmark
Shade made of 10 movable, white lamellas, inspired by the moon phases
One-light fixture, electrified (with fabric cable)
Diameter: 36 cm
Very good condition

The Moon Lamp from 1960 is one of the most famous and successful designs by the Danish designer Verner Panton (1926-1998). The pendant light is inspired by the individual phases of the moon. The ten movable lamellas shield the direct ligh,t creating a wonderfully warm and pleasant light, which is one of the trademarks of Panton’s light designs and his interiors. In contrast to designs of the 1950s, Panton avoids any form of direct light and instead suffuses the room in a mostly colourful, comfortable lighting atmosphere.

The lamp has a diameter of 36 cm and is in very good original condition.

Verner Panton (1926-1998)

The Danish architect and designer Verner Panton is one of the most important and influential designers of the 20th century. After studying at the Technical University in Odense and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen he worked for Arne Jacobsen. Despite this, he quickly developed his own personal style. He preferred artificial materials and loud colors, conferring the pop art aesthetic to furniture and interior decoration, which strongly influenced our image of the sixties and seventies. His designs such as the Panton Chair, the Moon Lamp and the interior of the publishing house of the ‘Spiegel’ in Hamburg were groundbreaking and are considered as milestones of design history until the present day.

Louis Poulsen

The Danish light manufacturer Louis Poulsen was founded by Ludvig R. Poulsen initially as a wine importing company in 1874. Later his nephew Louis Poulsen joined and they continued as a seller of tools and electrical supplies. As a result of the cooperation with Poul Henningsen since 1924 the company focused on the production of lightings. In addition to Poul Henningsen, there are several designers like Arne Jacobsen and Verner Panton who did designs for Louis Poulsen. The production continued until today.

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Verner Panton, Moon Lamp, Louis Poulsen, Denmark, 1960s

Auction ended on Fri, Jun 6, 2014
Estimate €1,120 - €1,400
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