Sexy sequined dress meets disco ball – the Fun series of lamps are the brainchild of Verner Panton, Denmark’s designer infant terrible. Panton’s radical, revolutionary products epitomised the sixties – this one is from 1964 – but they have never gone out of production and have recently acquired “classic” status, enjoying a corresponding popularity amongst more discerning collectors. The Verpan Fun 1WA is the wall lamp version of this matching series. Like its siblings it works by harnessing the natural convection energy created by the warm bulb – which is entirely obscured by the lamp – so that the ribbons of chain linked metal discs cascading around it scintillate with pulses of light as they oscillate. The effect is as captivating as fireworks in the night sky; and it is accompanied by a gentle, relaxing sound as the discs brush against one another. Classic designs spawn cheap imitations – and the Fun series is no exception. Using thin Nylon wire to join flimsy plastic discs, they hang poorly and require constant disentangling: don’t waste your money. An investment in the real thing can provide a lifetime of sterling service and still fetch a small fortune at auction for your benefactors. Dimensions: Diameter: 40 cm. Height: 58 cm Depth: 22 cm. Cord: 220 cm.