Panton worked on the FUN lamp for years, with the aim to design a lamp that would cast a diffused light and form a sculpture in a room. Initially, it was to be created from plastic; a very popular material at the time. But Panton discovered dainty, pearlescent seashells on a getaway with wife Marianne Panton in Malaysia, which became the FUN light’s defining material. Today, the FUN family is available in a variety of sizes and finishes, including pendants, floor, table and wall lamps.
Another Danish lighting masterpiece is Panton’s WIRE table lamp. Characterised by a clear plastic shade and exposed cylindrical metal beams, it’s regarded as one of Panton’s greatest works of art.