Verner Panton – The man behind iconic lamps and furniture

The Danish architect and designer Verner Panton (1926 – 1998) is often ranked among the most prominent and innovative designers of the postwar period. Over his long career with his own design studio, he collaborated with a number of European design houses and manufacturers.

His great passion was furniture, where he played with geometric shapes and strong colours at a time when plastic was a whole new material. Among other things, he stands behind the iconic chairs “Cone” and “Panton chair”. In lighting, he was a brave designer, and his lamps for Louis Poulsen, Verpan, and & Tradition still remain very popular decades after they were designed.

Flowerpot suspension light – Verner Panton /

Verner Panton

VP Globe was designed by Verner Panton in 1969, but he was already an established product designer before the time known to play with shapes and colours in new ways.

Through his own studio, Verner Panton stood behind a number of iconic design classics for both Verpan and Louis Poulsen, but he has also excelled in furniture design. Among other things, he stands behind the iconic Panton chair, which in 1960 was the first chair made of a single-piece plastic.

Phantom Chair

The Phantom chair was Verner Panton’s last design before he died in 1998. With this chair, he continued to play with geometric shapes as he has done in previous works. The Phantom looks different from every angle and becomes a real eye-catcher in the room.

Furniture design was the big passion of Verner Panton
Vilbert Chairs by Verner Panton for IKEA


Flowerpot table lamp /

Verner Panton also oversaw the design of the Flowerpot lamp, a lamp with soft shapes and indirect light that is still one of the best sellers of &Tradition today.

Flowerpot is available in many different colours/


Harmonic semi-circular shapes are the hallmarks of Panthella table lamps. Designed by Verner Panton in 1971 in a wonderful postmodern style.

Panthella – Louis Poulsen /
Panthella – Louis Poulsen /