Verner Panton (1926-1998) is world-renowned for his inspirational and colourful personality. A unique person with a special sense of colour, shape, light function and space. Over the course of his career, Panton introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. With remarkable faith in the unlimited possibilities of form, he worked successfully to create a new set of theories about light function and influence.Panton had very clear ideas about his work as well as shape, colour and function.
At the same time, he made conscious and bold use of different materials. Panton liked experimenting and working in plastic, foam, plexiglas etc. and making his designs available to a broader audience. Where prominent contemporaries like Poul Kjærholm, Hans J. Wegner and Børge Mogensen were applying traditional craftsmanship to classic, natural materials, Panton thought ahead of his time and kept pushing the boundaries of materials, design possibilities and production methods.