Danish designer Verner Panton spent many years thinking about how to produce a plastic chair moulded in one piece. Together with Vitra, he came up with the first prototypes in the 1960s and Panton Chair went into series production as of 1967. Unlike the cheaper chairs in solid plastic, Panton Chair Classic is made of rigid expanded plastic and has a lacquered surface.
This version of the Panton chair is constructed in a similar method to the original Panton design and is made of a solid plastic shell of hard foam.
Panton Chair (polypropylene version)
Verner Panton was a master of the fluid, futuristic style of 1960s design which introduced the Pop aesthetic to furniture and interiors. He is often thought to be one of the most influential Danish designers of the 20th century.
Please read more about Vitra Panton chair in our Friday Focus newsletter here.
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