The Flowerpot, a vividly colored lamp with a rounded pendant that hangs from the semi-domed upper shade, embodies the experimental attitude that Danish designer Verner Panton took to home items.
As a disciple of Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen, Panton always sought to prioritize the functionalism of furniture design. But he proved far less conventional when it came to his use of new materials and color, working with psychologists to better understand the role that color played in shaping the psychology of an environment. "Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colors," he once said, an observation that went on to define his approach to interiors.
The Flowerpot endures as an iconic example of his legacy. Created in 1968, it quickly became a visual symbol of the freewheeling Flower Power movement and peace and love ideology that its followers espoused. Perhaps this was because it melded the precision of Danish design to an attitude of individualism, remaining practical while still playful, functional yet fun.
"As one of the greats of Danish design, Verner Panton revolutionized the way in which we think about interior design," &Tradition founder and CEO Martin Kornbek Hansen says. "More than fifty years after it was created, the Flowerpot continues to lend its unconventional credentials to homes around the world."
A beloved part of &Tradition's collection since 2010, the Flowerpot is now available in a new mid-sized option designed to fit perfectly over a dining table. Two additional colors, red-brown and light blue, have also been added to the range.