Panton Chair

Verner Panton, 1999

  • The Panton Chair is a classic in the history of furniture design. Conceived by Verner Panton in 1960, the chair was developed for serial production in collaboration with Vitra (1967). It was the first chair to be manufactured completely out of plastic in one single piece. Since its introduction to the market, it has advanced through several production phases. Only since 1999 has it been possible to produce the chair in accordance with its original conception – out of durable, dyed-through plastic with a lustrous matte finish.

    The comfort of this chair results from the combination of a cantilever structure with an anthropomorphic shape and a slightly flexible material. It can be used individually or in groups and is suited for indoor and outdoor environments. The Panton Chair has received numerous international design awards and is represented in the collections of many prominent museums. Its expressive shape has made it an icon of the twentieth century.

  • Seat shell

    01 basic dark

    04 white

    23 ice grey

    27 tangerine

    28 classic red

    32 chartreuse

    Back, seat and base: dyed-through polypropylene. Matte finish. Also suited for outdoor use.
    Note: special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.

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Verner Panton was a highly influential figure in design development in the 1960s and 1970s. Having moved to Switzerland at the beginning of the 1960s, this Dane made a name for himself as an innovative, experimental designer of furniture, lamps and fabrics. Characteristic of his work was the virtuosity with which he used colour.
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