Louis Poulsen's Panthella table lamp is one of the most popular products designed by Verner Panton. Panton's aim was to create a lamp in which the base and the shade would both act as reflectors. The light source is hidden under the white, hemispheric acrylic shade and the trumpet-shaped base gives the lamp a distinctive, balanced silhouette and also contributes to the distribution of light. Originally released in 1971, Panthella is today considered a classic of Danish design and is available in a range of sizes and colours.
Shade: Injection moulded white opal acrylic. Base: White, injection moulded ABS. Housing: White, injection moulded ABS. Stem: White, steel. Diffuser : Injection moulded opal pmma.
Verner Panton (1926-1998) is famous for his inspirational and colorful personality. A unique person with a special sense for color, shape, light function and space. Over the course of his career, Panton introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. With remarkable faith in the unlimited possibilities of form, he worked successfully to create a new set of theories about light function and influence on its surroundings.
Verner Panton studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After that he went working at Arne Jacobsen's architecural practice. He set up his own design studio in 1955.