Published by Phaidon, Verner Panton presents the career of one of the most important post-war designers, Verner Panton. Illustrated by Panton's sketches, personal photographs and selected advertisements from the Panton archive, the book introduces the reader to Verner Panton's extensive work, from candlesticks and the revolutionary S chair to floor-to-ceiling interiors. The thematically organized book also includes a comprehensive, illustrated timeline of Panton's designs featuring classics, less-known works and unrealized projects.
The uncompromising bad boy of postwar Danish design, Verner Panton created enduring icons of pop culture, beloved the world over. He broke with the Scandinavian tradition of handcrafted teak-wood furniture to pioneer the use of plastic, fibreglass, synthetic fabrics, and industrial mass production, and this thoroughly researched and exhaustively illustrated book examines Panton's ground-breaking approach to environments, systems, patterns and color. Panton's oeuvre is a truly pioneering achievement, the wide-ranging influence of which is still felt today.