For 2016, a dream of Verner Panton is finally coming true: his Panthella Lamp is being produced with a metal shade, as per his original drawings. According to Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis Poulsen, in 1971 it was "not technologically possible" to manufacture Panthella in its intended material. For this year's incarnation, called Panthella Mini, the lamp has been reduced in size from 15.7 to 9.9 inches in diameter.
Lighting giant Louis Poulsen is releasing Panthella Mini in Verner Panton's own colors: the palette comes from his 1998 Light and Color exhibition hosted at Trapholt Museum of Modern Art in Kolding, Denmark. The installation comprised eight rooms in different colors, "where the furniture, light fittings and fabrics, created by Verner Panton over a period of 50 years, were framed in a holistic presentation of color and light." Panthella Mini showcases those eight colors-yellow, orange, purple, red, pink, blue, and two shades of green.
Additionally, Louis Poulsen offers Panthella Mini in white, black, and opal acrylic. Featuring three light intensities and LED technology, Panthella Mini creates 100% glare-free light. The dome shade and trumpet base revel in Panton's geometry, which was ahead of its time.
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