The Joyful Lighting Design

"The spirit of the hippy “flower power” movement in a form that was both playful and minimal "

1. What is the story behind the flowerpot

In 1968 the students’ revolts in Paris, Rome,  and the United States were overthrowing stiff, old values, and initiating the Flower-Power generation of peace, love, and harmony. The famous FlowerPot lamp was named after the happy days of Flower Power and inspired by this era. In the world of design, a colorful, playful pendant hung in restaurants and exhibitions, and very soon, in everybody's homes. The FlowerPot has long proved the simplicity and obviousness of its lines enable it to pass the test of time and become a design classic.

2. Tell us about the Design of flowerpot

The lamp was shown at the first Visiona exhibition in 1968 and put into production by Louis Poulsen after. The construction of the lamp is simple, based on two hemispherical, unmanned lampshades with exteriors in a range of different lively colors to choose from, showing practicality and beauty, but also the contemporary significance and collection value. Since then, the two semi-circular spheres facing each other became the signature style for a series of lamps. The beautiful light is defined by curvaceous forms, creating a geometric structure that is perfect for the contemporary home, interiors, and exhibitions around the world.

3. What is the value of flower pot for today?

The Flowerpot lamp became synonymous with the Flower Power movement from the late 60s. Reflecting a break from convention to embrace a more open, modern mentality that promoted peace and harmony. Today, the flower pot not only become a historical classic piece of Verner Panton to remember the Flower Movement. Panton's work also reflects a desire toward society, and his creativity and design interpretation also play an important role in design thinking today. It seems clear to us that among his wide-ranging output under the conditions for creative expression to offer relevant inspiration for current-day themes within design research as well as for the professional and creative contexts that form the setting for the young contemporary designer.

About Designer -  Verner Panton

Verner Panton, born in Gentofte, Denmark, studied at Odense Technical College before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as an architecture student. He worked from 1950-1952 in the architectural firm of Arne Jacobsen and founded an independent studio for architecture and design in 1955. Verner Panton was one of the most influential figures in design history, legendary for pushing the limits of forms and materials in the 1960s and 1970s, created numerous designs for seating furniture and lighting. Verner Panton's passion for bright colors and geometric patterns manifested itself in an extensive range of textile, interior, and furniture designs.


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