You might well recognise the inspiration for this one. Yes, as the title indicates, this is a Verner Panton-inspired light fitting by Ili Max.
Tat’s not a general inspiration. The design that inspired this one is the Verner Panton Moon light, which we last mentioned back in 2014 when it was reissued with a copper finish.
The similarity here is very close to the original 1960s metallic light. But there are differences and one key difference. This one is handmade and has a wood finish. Well, specifically, it has a ‘thick and solid wood grain plastic-backed veneer; construction, which adds a midcentury take on a modernist light fitting. When it comes to MCM, wood os definitely good.
The lamp shade consists of those ring-shaped strips which are suspended around the centrally located bulb. The strips are ‘carefully cut and assembled’ to give the best glow whist acting as reflectors to create a ‘soft light’ across the whole of the fitting.
If you want to tweak that light you can. According to the market, it is easy to arrange the strips, creating a ‘different shape’ or ‘controlling the light flow’ you want.
You can opt for a light or dark wood finish, with prices starting at £163. Not cheap, but a fraction of the price of an official Panton Moon. If you want metal, perhaps save up a little longer and go for that.