Verner Panton Moon Pendant Lamp
Materials: 10 adjustable white painted aluminium slats globe lampshade. Chrome ornamental nut, rings & parts. Metal rod inside. Bakelite E27 socket.
Cord: 90 cm / 35.43”
Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”
Height: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Verner Panton (1926-1998) in 1960.
Manufacturer: Louis Poulsen & Co A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Other versions: This Verner Panton Moon pendant lamp exists in several versions and was made by several companies. This is the aluminium Louis Poulsen version. Also the Verpan version is in aluminium. A plastic version was made by Vitra. It exists in two sizes. This one and a bigger version. It is ∅ 44,5 cm / 17.51”.
The Moon or Visir (the original name) pendant lamp is one of his first designs in 1960. It was launched for the market in 1961. The Visir is often copied. Other companies made table and floor lamps copies. The original lamp is a pendant lamp. Over the years lamps in this style were designed by Henri Mathieu, Louis Weisdorf, Nico Heilmann and several others.
Verner Panton was born on 13 February 1926 in Gamtofte, Denmark and is considered as one of the most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. He studied architecture at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen, Denmark and in his last year in 1950 he started to work for Arne Jacobsen.
From 1953 until 1955 Panton studied in various European countries and in 1955 he started his own business. Verner Panton received numerous awards for his designs. He passed away in Copenhagen on 5 September 1998.
Louis Poulsen & CO A/S is a Danish lighting manufacturer that was founded in 1874 by Ludvig R. Poulsen as a wine importing business. 4 years later the firm closed down. However, in 1892 Ludvig Poulsen opened his second business, this time selling tools and electrical supplies.
Two years later in 1896 his nephew Louis Poulsen started to work for the company. After the dead of Ludvig in 1906, Louis takes over the business.
In 1911 Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen becomes a partner in the firm and the name changes in Louis Poulsen & Co A/S. Six years later Sophus Kaastrup-Olsen becomes the sole owner of the company.
The best known designers that worked for Louis Poulsen are Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Vilhelm Lauritzen, Shoichi Uchiyama and many others.