Verner Panton’s Fun series reaches its zenith with the 5DA. Designed by the prolific Dane in 1964, this elegant and sophisticated chandelier comprises two individual lamps linked by separate lengths of fine steel chain all suspended from a white wooden ceiling plate.
The resultant unit comprises two sources of light, each of which reinforces the other’s natural convection effect, causing the cascading metal discs shading the warm bulbs to gently oscillate, tinkling against one another, simultaneously emanating scintillating pulses of luminescence – much like the disco ball and sequined dress which inspired the entire Fun series.
Never out of production, Verpan’s Fun 5DA light is a classic Pop Art design and very much back in vogue. Almost fifty years old, it remains futuristic. It achieved classic status in the late nineteen nineties and it was part of a major retrospective of the designer’s work in his native Denmark in 1998. Sadly, Panton died only days before the exhibition opened.
The Fun 5DA is a lighting designer’s dream and an iconic centre-piece in any larger room. It has a powerful and prestigious presence that packs an even bigger punch than its price – ensuring it remains truly collectable. It can be found in class casinos, hip hotels and Manhattan’s MoMA.
Height: 180 cm x Diameter: 56 cm
Bulbs: 2 X E27 (E26) max. 100W.