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Panton Chair Classic

Verner Panton, 1959/1960

Verner Panton developed the iconic Panton Chair (1959/60) as the first single-piece cantilever chair in plastic. Panton Chair Classic is the original version of the chair with a glossy lacquer finish.
Material description
  • Shell: rigid polyurethane foam.
  • Surface: glossy lacquer finish.
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Panton Chair Classic
Verner Panton was one of the most influential figures in the development of design during the 1960s and ’70s. Along with his experimental approach to forms and colours, he was captivated by the potential of plastic, a novel material at the time. His aim was to create a comfortable chair made in one piece that could be used anywhere. After searching for a manufacturer for several years, Panton came into contact with Vitra in 1963. Together they developed the Panton Chair, which was first…
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Verner Panton
Verner Panton was an influential figure in the development of design during the 1960s and ’70s. After moving to Switzerland in the early 1960s, the Danish designer became known for his inventive, novel ideas for furnishings, lighting and textiles. The masterful use of colour was a hallmark of his work.
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