Panton chair, white

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Vitra's Panton chair is one of the best known classics of modern furniture design. Designed by Verner Panton in 1960, the Panton chair reflects perfectly the experimental design mentality of the 1960s. A great number of different versions of the chair have been launched during the years, but it wasn’t until 1999 that Vitra began manufacturing the Panton chair with its original design. Made of durable, coloured polypropylene with a matt finish, the ergonomically shaped seat and slightly flexible material make the Panton chair pleasant to sit on. The eye-catching Panton chair is also suitable for outdoor use – the chair is UV protected, but please note that constant exposure to sunlight might still result in fading of the colours.

Manufacturer:
Vitra
Design:
Verner Panton
Colour:
White
Width:
50 cm
Depth:
61 cm
Height:
83 cm
Material:
Polypropylene

Designer

Verner Panton

Verner Panton

Verner Panton (1926–1998) is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th century furniture and interior designers. He was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense and after that he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. Verner Panton is famous for his inspirational and colourful personality – a unique person with a special sense for colour, shape, light function and space.

During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics, and in vibrant colors. Verner Panton also introduced a series of modern lamps with personalities unlike any of his Scandinavian contemporaries. With remarkable faith in the unlimited possibilities of form, he worked successfully to create a new set of theories about light function and influence. Verner Panton’s Panthella design, created in 1971, is one of the most popular by the artist. The basic light principle aimed to create a lamp in which the base as well as the shade would act as a reflector. The lamps light source is hidden under a milky-white, hemispheric acrylic shade and a white, trumpet-like base contributes to a beautiful distribution of light and a well balanced form. The table lamp boasts a shade that is slightly smaller to provide a more consistent design for table top placement. Several versions were produced during its early days, but Panthella with white shade and base is the only edition in production today. Thus Verner Panton comments on his designs: “The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination. Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colours. By experimenting with lighting, colours, textiles and furniture and utilizing the latest technologies, I try to show new ways, to encourage people to use their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting”. Verner Panton had a very clear attitude regarding his work and regarding shape, colour and function. At the same time, he made conscious and brave use of different materials. His use of different materials often led to his contemporaries disparaging the “timelessness” of his design. The great interest in his design today proves the opposite. Verner Panton’s works are represented in numerous museums worldwide and for his designs he has been awarded several prestigious prizes.

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