Verner Panton, shell ceiling lamp , 1972-1987. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Basler Kunstverein

After years of effort, the Basler Kunstverein has succeeded in restoring and installing in the former “Weinstube” of the Restaurant Kunsthalle the unique shell ceiling lamp designed by Verner Panton (1926-1998), the world-renowned architect and designer, Basel-resident and regular guest of the restaurant. This one of a kind design object, comprised of thousands of individually cut translucent shell pieces, was designed by Panton in 1972 for his house in Binningen/Basel and further developed by him until 1987. It is accessible for the first time in more than 30 years and now graces a room that highlights its elegance and singularity.

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