I also updated the “Lighting”- area with new pictures of the Topan lamps in the collection. So far I have 13 different versions but please let me know if you have any you don´t see there.
The rarest Topan here is a test version for a wall edition of this lamp. It has an almost invisible acryl holder where the lamp shade is put. It can also be used as an “uplight”-lamp”. The cord is supposed to “disappear” in the small hole of the metal holder but I can´t mount it like that now.
Verner Panton developed this together with the “floating” furniture range from Plus Linje in acryl 1959/1960.
This very lamp is what I know one of the very first lamp Verner Panton could have had his hands on. It was given to a friend of Verner Panton in Germany and he saved it for many years.
The polished aluminium lamps + the more matte lamps here are early versions that came 1959. The pop-coloured and more shiny lamps were out on the market 1965. All are manufactured by Louis Poulsen.