The &Tradition Flowerpot Collection
With the Flowerpot pendant lamp through &Tradition designer Verner Panton referred to the flower power movement, which was in full swing in 1968, the year the design classic was created. Verner Panton was trained in the functionalist tradition of modernism by Arne Jacobsen, among others, but wanted to design a lamp that had not existed before and that would reflect the current of the times for him – and that was characterized in the context of the hippie movement through delimitation and psychedelic colours. As early as the 1950s, Panton had started to experiment with circles and spheres, which were to become a central motif for his lighting designs. The best example of this is the simple and revolutionary structure of the Flowerpot lights: little more than two hemispheres of different sizes that face each other and produce a pleasant, glare-free light. The enamel in bright colours and the matching coloured cables were radical at their launch. When one considers how grey Copenhagen was in the 1950s and 1960s, you realize what an unusual and daring decision it was. And how visionary Verner Panton was with his design is shown by the continuing success of the object. Today the Flowerpot is available as a pendant and table lamp through &Tradition and in a wide range of bright and matt colours.