Verner Panton, born 1926 in Gamtofte, Denmark, studied at Odense Technical College before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as an architecture student. ... Read more
He worked from 1950-52 in the architectural firm of Arne Jacobsen, and founded an independent studio for architecture and design in 1955. His furniture designs for the firm Plus-linje attracted attention with their geometric forms. In the following years Panton created numerous designs for seating furniture and lighting.
His passion for bright colours and geometric patterns manifested itself in an extensive range of textile designs. By fusing the elements of a room—floor, walls, ceiling, furnishings, lighting, textiles, wall panels made of enamel or plastic—into a unified gesamtkunstwerk, Panton's interior installations have attained legendary status. The most famous examples are the "Visiona" ship installations for the Cologne Furniture Fair (1968 and 1970), the Spiegel publishing headquarters in Hamburg (1969) and the Varna restaurant in Aarhus (1970).
Panton's collaboration with Vitra began in the early 1960s, when the firm decided to develop what became his best-known design, the Panton Chair, which was introduced in 1967. This was also the first independently developed product by Vitra.
Verner Panton died in 1998 in Copenhagen. Vitra's re-edition of designs by Panton, as well as the retrospective of his work mounted by the Vitra Design Museum in 2000, bear witness to the special relationship between Vitra and Verner Panton.Read more
Verner Panton Furniture Designs
Amoebe Chair, originally designed by Verner Panton, provides extra comfort thanks to its flexible backrest shell.
C1 Armchair slightly tilted for improved comfort. A modern designer seat for breakout, reception and waiting areas.
Panton Junior Chairs are designer plastic seats for primary and pre-school children. In different colours.
Panton Chairs are suitable for outdoor breakout areas, or for use in the garden, as well as indoors.
Panton Chair Classic is a stunning design. Made of rigid expanded plastic with a lacquered surface.
Living Tower by Verner Panton is an inspiring organically shaped furniture sculpture which can be used on 4 levels.
With its conical base, low occasional Cone Table is the ideal companion piece to Cone Chair or Heart Cone Chair.
Heart Cone Chair, designed by Verner Panton, is aesthetically stunning and available in 7 colours.