The 1972 designed Wire table lamp by Verner Panton is part of an initially very large series of table and floor lamps. Verpan produces the table lamp according to the designs by Panton out of chrome plated steel wire and a half-spherical lampshade out of plastic. The illuminant (E14 for Ø 30 cm or E27 for Ø 40 cm) inside of the construction is surrounded by a metal reflector, which leads the light to the inside of the shade creating diffuse light with it.
The colours of the Wire lamps caused furores when they speared, since Panton’s designs were considered provocative colour explosions. That was how Panton for example made expositions where all the products as well as the surrounding were orange. That didn’t only name the exposition “orangerie” but also Verner Panton himself was called crazy in the Danish press.
Verpan doesn’t offer such a wide colour range for the lamps today, but Wire didn’t lose any of its charm however. The cylindrical wire frame of the base becomes an open half-sphere at the top where the half-spherical plastic shade fulfils the appearance of a sphere. The table lamp, imitating the iconic shape of a bulb, is available in two sizes. Verpan offers the Wire table lamp with a transparent cable (L220 cm) with an On/Off switch.
Each Verpan product is delivered with an authenticity certificate. This one grants the originality of the product, which is still manufactured according to the strict quality demands of Verner Panton at Verpan.