Panton VP Globe suitable for actually lighting a table?
A VP globe is not a great lamp to hang over a diningtable, if you want to light up the table that is.
Even though i love the lamp endlessly, it was the first Panton lamp i saw and bought, i would not use it for that application.
The glass version is an abdomination in my world, but each to its own 🙂
Following up two years later with another anecdote, like the one I posted a few years ago about Knoll, that illustrates the level of customer service you can receive when you buy from a top manufacturer:
The PH5 worked and looked great, and I couldn't have been happier with it. And then I moved a few months ago, and in the process of unpacking it I accidentally separated it and dropped the shade, badly bending it.
Took some photos and emailed them to Louis Poulsen, fully expecting the repair to cost a significant fraction of what I'd originally paid for the lamp. They said they could definitely help, but asked me to work through my dealer because they're not set up to deal directly with the public. So I contacted the dealer, Hive Modern, and told them the story. But then I got busy at work and didn't follow up.
Two weeks later, I asked Hive Modern for an update. They said, "Oh yeah, was about to call you. Louis Poulsen are sending you a replacement lamp at no charge; it should arrive later today."
And sure enough, a new thousand-dollar lamp showed up on my doorstep. They didn't even ask me to send the broken one back.
@fastfwd. Impressive customer service indeed.
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