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Verpan Onion Pendant Lamp

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verpan
Starting at: $2,592.00 CAD
$2,592.00 CAD
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The Onion lamp (in the seventies the lamp was known under the name YAMAGIWA) is in form reminiscent of the cross section of an onion and consists of a large number of metal discs. These hide the light source and at the same time act as reflectors. The Onion pendant MORE INFO

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The Onion lamp (in the seventies the lamp was known under the name YAMAGIWA) is in form reminiscent of the cross section of an onion and consists of a large number of metal discs. These hide the light source and at the same time act as reflectors. The Onion pendant comes in two sizes. Besides the pendant the Onion is also available as table lamp.

MATERIALS:

  • Pendant: Metal with White Surface
  • Shade and Ceiling Canopy: Metal (White Lacquered)

MEASUREMENTS:

Small
  • Diameter: 45 cm / 17.7 inch
  • Height: 69 cm / 27.2 inch
  • Cord Length: 400 cm / 157.5 inch
Large
  • Diameter: 65 cm / 25.7 inch
  • Height: 90 cm / 35.6 inch
  • Cord Length: 400 cm / 157.5 inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • 1 x 60W Max, E26
  • Indirect light
  • UL listed
Brand
Verpan

Verpan is the exclusive producer of the work of Danish designer Verner Panton. Verpan is based in Denmark. The company produces his classic lighting pieces such as Panton’s Fun Collection and the beautiful Panto Pendant Light. Verpan is also introducing authentic editions of Panton’s colourful seating, tables, area rugs and home accessories.

Designer
Verpan Onion Pendant Lamp Designed by:
  • Verner Panton , 1977
Verner Panton

Verner Panton

Denmark, 1926 - 1998

Verner Panton was a master of the fluid, futuristic style of 1960s design that introduced the Pop aesthetic to furniture and interiors. Born in Denmark, he made his name there before settling in Switzerland in the 1960s.

Nothing in Verner Panton’s childhood suggested that he might become a designer but meeting Pøul Henningsen at the Royal Academy of Art introduced Panton to product design. An equally important influence was Arne Jacobsen, whom Panton assisted from 1950 to 1952 on various projects including the famous 1951-52 Ant Chair. Panton later claimed he had “learned more from him than anyone else.”

In 1955, Fritz Hansen began production of Panton’s Bachelor Chair and Tivoli Chair. But it was not until the Cone Chair’s introduction in 1959 that Panton came into his own with a truly distinctive style. A thinly padded conical metal shell placed point-down on a cross-shaped metal base. A Danish businessman, Percy von Halling-Koch, spotted it at a restaurant opening and offered to put it into production for Panton. When it was photographed for Mobilia, the Danish design magazine, in 1961, Panton draped naked shop mannequins and models on the chairs, which caused a minor scandal. The Cone Chair even attracted controversy in New York, after the police ordered that it be removed from a shop window where large crowds had gathered to see it.

Panton settled in Basel in where he began a long collaboration with Vitra, the European licensee of Herman Miller, the US furniture maker. They launched the Flying Chair, a playful piece of fantasy furniture, which was the hit of the 1964 Cologne Furniture Fair, and developed the 1967 Panton Chair, the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Sleek, sexy and a technical first, the Panton was the chair of the era. A glossy red Panton featured in Nova magazine’s 1970 shoot in which a model demonstrated “How to undress in front of your husband.”

Verner Panton’s popularity faded but in 1995 British Vogue featured a naked Kate Moss on a Panton Chair on its cover. His 1960s pieces were put back into production and he was invited to design an exhibition, Verner Panton: Light and Colour, at Trapholdtmuseum in Denmark. The exhibition opened as planned on 17 September 1998, but Panton had died in Copenhagen twelve days earlier.

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