In 1971, Verner Panton joined hands with Louis Poulsen to develop
a lamp that would become an icon: the domed Panthella, designed
to shape light and gently illuminate its surroundings to create an
ideal ambience. Demand for the organic, elegant form has since only
grown, prompting Louis Poulsen to develop the Panthella MINI in
2016 to allow the sculptural shape to fit smaller spaces and surfaces.
Now, Louis Poulsen is releasing the compact Panthella MINI in a
new chrome finish.
The new chrome Panthella MINI was inspired by a chrome finish
Panton himself selected for the original table and floor Panthella
lamps. Panton’s finish, however, used acrylic and chrome, while the
new Panthella MINI features authentic chrome-plated metal. The
chrome mirrors and playfully distorts its surroundings, making the
ever-intriguing Panthella form an even more integral part of its environment.
“Verner Panton selected a metallic-looking, acrylic chrome finish for
his Panthella table and floor lamps early on, and these designs have
since become coveted – and quite rare – auction items. We wanted
to once again bring this look to life, but now with a genuine chrome
surface. Our team worked closely with the Panton family to ensure
that this new chrome version is true to Panton’s vision, and we are
so happy to be able to offer the design to long-term Panton enthusiasts and new aficionados alike. The new chrome finish interacts
beautifully with everything and everyone around it, and the Panthella
MINI size allows people to bring this Panton classic to just about any
favourite spot,” says Rasmus Markholt, Design Manager at Louis
The Panthella MINI provides adjustable, high-quality light with builtin-
LED technology. Stepless dimming offers easy adjustability from
15 to 100%, and the light can be set to turn on at the desired brightness
level. The light also features a timer that can be set to turn the
lamp off after 4 or 8 hours.
The Panthella MINI’s smaller format, with a compact 250 mm diameter
and 335 mm height, makes for easy placement on window sills,
shelves, tables or other limited surfaces. The new shades are white
on the inside and direct the light downwards, where it is reflected up
and out into the room from the trumpet-shaped base.
The chrome Panthella MINI will be available in February 2018.