Danish design master Verner Panton experimented with several materials throughout his prolific career and is best known today for his plastic works. Indeed, the Spiral SP3 hanging lamp has its major components made of plastic, but their chrome finish simulates metal and matches the steel structural elements in the piece. The clusters of this original 1970 lamp follow the principle that moving spirals create moving light, which can change the feeling of an entire space. Panton’s interest in creating immersive environments led to projects like Visiona 2, commissioned by Bayer for the Cologne furniture fair in 1970. There, occupying a boat with different rooms and experiences, Panton reserved one entire section for his Spiral lamps to twinkle and shine.
The Spiral Lamp series is in the permanent collections of the Vitra Design Museum and the Designmuseum Danmark.
Original "SP3" three-tier Spiral Lampen in silver foil.
Designed by Verner Panton for Luber, Switzerland, 1970.
87" H x 19" D