Verner Panton's Flowerpot lamp design represents the era in which it was created. In 1968, student riots in Paris, Rome and the United States started the Flower Power revolution and brought along new values – peace, love and harmony.
In the same year, Stanley Kubrick presented his vision of 2001, including Verner Panton's chair, and man was soon to take his first steps on the Moon. In the world of design, the colourful and playful Flowerpot lamp quickly found its way from exhibitions and restaurants to households. With Flowerpot, Verner Panton captured the mood of the hippie movement and the excitement of landing on the Moon perfectly.