Verner Panton’s Famous Chairs
Undoubtedly, Verner Panton is one of the century’s most famous designers. Born in Denmark in 1926, Panton’s futuristic designs were way ahead of his time. Panton designed many of his works from his old Volkswagen van and toured Europe looking for manufacturers to buy his work. It was not uncommon for designers to do this in the ’50s.
Many of Panton’s works are still pretty much in fashion these days as they were several decades ago. A mark of a master designer- longevity. Many of you would have come across his works at some point but probably just do not notice that they are Panton’s designs. In fact, you’ve probably sat in some of the chairs he’s designed
Here’s a look at some of his more famous works in the area of seating…
1. The Wire Chair – Has a very unique yet industrial design. You’ve probably seen this in some offices, perhaps even some homes you’ve visited. Sturdy and extremely durable as it’s made of steel.
2. The C1 Chair - Designed after the moon landing. Steel shell with fabric cover and foam cushioning. Great to fill up small corners of the home.
3. Panton Chair – the most famous of all his designs. Also probably the most widely reproduced. Made of moulded plastic, extremely durable, and never boring. These chairs can be widely seen in many places. In fact, even the mini pantry area in my office as a set up with these Panton Chairs.
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