The Panthella floor lamp was designed by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen in the year 1971. It is one of the most famous Panton designs and characterized by its harmonic, peaceful form. The half-circle formed screen ensures a soft, pleasant light.
The basic principle from Panthella was to create a lamp with a base that serves as a reflector as well as screen. Panthella offers direct and indirect light. The direct light shines downwards and the indirect light through the white screen.
The organic design of the Panthella floor lamp leans on the form of a mushroom. The lamp possesses a chromed sphere on its top. Besides its apparent function, the sphere also serves to raise the top of the lamp, so as to change the bulb if necessary. Furthermore unused cable can be stored in the base of the table lamp.
The light source is hosted under a milk-white, hemisphere formed acrylic screen. Together with the trumpet formed base it contributes to the distribution of the wonderful light and the whole harmonic form.
Verner Pantons Panthella lamp is also available as a table lamp.
Also in blog entry: Memorial: Verner Panton passed by the 5th of September 1998