The Spiral Lamp series was designed by Verner Panton in 1969 and is produced by the Danish company Verpan today. The Spiral lamps are considered to be further developments of the Fun Lamp series which Panton had already introduced 5 years before (1964). Panton used metal hoops for the Spiral lamp, attaching dynamic elements by using smaller metal hoops, as he had done for the Fun Lamp. In contrast to the Fun Lamp, mother of pearl or aluminium sheets are not used for the Spiral lamp as spiral-like plastic elements are used. These eponymous spirals give the light, on which they are suspended at different levels, a spherical shape. The Spiral lamp, just like the Fun Lamp is available as single lamp with a metal frame or in cluster formations with one to three “lamp bundles”.
The lamp which as a whole has a sculptural effect is available with differently coloured plastic spirals which gives each lamp another character: from luxurious (gold) through elegant (silver) to pop art design (multicoloured), so the Spiral Lamp can be integrated into different decoration styles.
The Spiral lamp, as a masterpiece of Panton’s unique playing with shapes and colours plays with all our senses. The spirals move in a light draught and the light seems to have come to life. The light (bulb E27 max.
75 W) meets the spirals from inside the light and the spirals spread the light in soft rotating movements as wonderful reflections in the room. “Light and colour are closely interlinked. (Light)colours can make decisive changes for example by going from daylight into artificial light or from a strong light to a weak light. Furthermore the awareness of light is influenced by the structure of the material.
Even when a piece of material has the same colour as a shiny enamel plate they both behave completely differently.” says Verner Panton about the interplay of light, colour and material in design. The Spiral Lamps by Verpan are delivered including a chrome shade and a black textile cable (400 cm). The spiral elements consist of silver or gold or multicoloured cellidor plastic.
The suspension elements are made of metal.
Besides the SPOI the Spiral Lamp is also available in the bigger cluster formations SP1, SP2, and SP3 as well as the smaller Spiral Mini. Every Verpan product is delivered with a certificate of authenticity. This certificate guarantees that it is an original product which is still produced today according to the strict quality specifications made by Verpan.