Blanda Blank

Published on March 28th, 2013 | by Jules Yap


9€ IKEA Verner Panton Flowerpot

Materials: IKEA blanda blank diameter 12 cm and 20 cm

Description: How to create a lamp that looks like the Verner Panton Flowerpot using 2 IKEA Blanda bowls:

- Drill a 10 mm hole in the centre of a 20 cm IKEA blanda blank bowl
- Mount a light bulb socket.
- Create some structure that will keep the 12 cm bowl. Use whatever you have lying around for this task. I used an old biscuit can that I cut up and made the hooks. These hooks are glued in place, 3 in the 12 cm bowl and 3 in the 20 cm bowl. This system allows you to change the light bulb.

In the present form, the lamp does not let out a lot of light. The inside of the bowls can be painted white to improve this.

Thanks for reading and happy hacking ;-)

~ Jacob Lawaetz, Denmark

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Jules Yap

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5 Responses to 9€ IKEA Verner Panton Flowerpot

  1. Lewis says:

    Oh i did this a while back wish i would have posted it sooner. it does get a little hot which worries me but has been fine so far.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful idea!

  3. livetolist says:

    This is amazing, awesome work!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good idea!

    I would be worried about the glue and the heat, but a hanging system with holes and wire hooks like on the original flowerpot lamp shouldn’t be too hard to recreate I think…

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love the look. A lamp like this is more for ambience than brightness, right, so shedding low light if very, very cool.

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