A triumph of Pop Art, the coveted Verpan Fun series of lamps caused a furore when the prototype was first exhibited at the Cologne Furniture Fair. Designed by Denmark’s legendary Verner Panton in 1964 this beautiful and revolutionary pendant lamp ingeniously marries the sequin dress with a disco ball.
Draped with cascading metal discs linked by metal rings and sequenced with varying lengths of chain, the Fun 1DA utilises the natural flow of air drawn up by the warm bulb to gently oscillate the linked metal discs, which then scintillate with light and gently tinkle as they touch.
Not to be confused with the host of inferior imitations they have spawned, the Fun series of lamps are constructed by craftsmen from top quality materials. This lamp comprises a three ringed structure mounted on a chrome ceiling canopy, suspended from a tasteful black fabric cord.
Although this classic design has never gone away, it recently re-emerged centre-stage after being photographed in designer Peter Saville’s Mayfair apartment. Playful, optimistic, exotic – and fun with a capital F – it is beautiful, useful and increasingly collectable.
Diameter: 45 cm.
Height: 60 cm.
Cord: 400 cm.
Bulb: E27 E26) max. 75W.