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.