Item is out of stock. Please contact us to pre-order. Metallised plastic shade and spun aluminum fitting, partially painted in dark pink.
The renowned Danish designer Verner Panton developed this enigmatic ceiling light for Louis Poulsen in 1971. It was made of translucent synthetic materials so that it could be seen in the dark as a fluorescent object, rather than as a lamp in the traditional sense. The spy is a great example of the original and daring designs that emerged from the Space Age. From the early sixties until the late seventies, the fascination with new developments in space technology influenced fine arts, architecture, industrial- and interior design.
Both the design and name of this striking light sculpture allude to the increasingly complex relationship between humans and technology. The metallised shade hides its interior until the light is switched on. Invisible by day and illuminating at night, this mysterious hemisphere reminds us of Hal 9000, the wilful computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.