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Panton Chair Duo

Verner Panton, 1959

With its curved form, the Panton Chair seems more like a freeze-frame of undulating motion than a chair. The limited-edition Panton Chair Duo is a universal homage to the work of Verner Panton, who used colours as a tool for enhancing shapes, patterns and emotions. The Panton Chair Duo features two contrasting hues – one on the front, the other on the back. The colour combinations reference the legendary Fantasy Landscape, which Verner Panton created in 1970 for the Visiona 2 installation in Cologne.

Vitra developed the Panton Chair Duo in close collaboration with the Panton family. It follows the same production principle as the Panton Chair Classic, with a glossy lacquered surface that optimally accentuates the bold colours of the various combinations. The Panton Chair Duo comes in five different pairs of colours marked with a 'limited edition' label.


Product family

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 presented in 1967. Pre-series production of the Panton Chair commenced in 1967. It was hailed as a sensation and received numerous prizes. One of the earliest models is now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Today the Panton Chair is regarded as a classic of modern furniture design. The original version of the chair in rigid polyurethane foam with a glossy lacquer finish is marketed under the name Panton Chair Classic.

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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.