Retro Lamp from the 70s
The basic idea behind the Panthella table lamp was to design a lamp, whose base as well as the shade is used as a reflector. The Panthella table lamp was designed in 1971 by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen. The original draft measures 400 mm in diameter.
Verner Panton wanted the Panthella to have a metal lampshade, but in 1971 it was impossible to be realised technologicla-wise. Therefore you now may speak of a world premiere, because the Mini Panthella is available based on the original designs of the designer with a metal shade. It is painted white on the inside and directs the light downwards, from where it is reflected by the trumpet foot upwards and into the room.
The organic design of the Panthella table lamp is based on the shape of a mushroom. The lamp is equipped with a chrome-plated ball on its top. Besides giving the lamp a nice look, the ball is used to lift the cover plate of the luminaire which needs to be removed to replace the bulb. Also unneeded cords can be stowed in the bottom of the table lamp.
The colours come from Verner Panton's last project before his death in 1998, the exhibition "Light and Colour" in the design museum Trapholt in Kolding: yellow, orange, purple, red, pink, blue and two shades of green. On top of that is the Panthella Mini available in white, black and opal acrylic.
Equipped with an LED light source, the Panthella Mini has three light levels, which can be adjusted as needed.