Panton Chair Classic Red by Verner Panton,1959/1960 - Furniture | Vitra
Panton Chair Classic White by Verner Panton,1959/1960 - Furniture | Vitra
Panton Chair Classic Black by Verner Panton,1959/1960 - Furniture | Vitra
Panton Chair Classic by Verner Panton,1959/1960 - Furniture | Vitra
Panton Chair Classic by Verner Panton,1959/1960 - Furniture | Vitra
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Panton Chair Classic

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RM7,880.00
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Designer: Verner Panton, 1959/1960

Having conceived a design for an all-plastic chair made from one piece, it took Verner Panton several years to find a manufacturer. He first came into contact with Vitra in 1963 and together they developed the Panton Chair, which was presented in 1967.

It was hailed as a sensation and received numerous prizes. The original version of the chair with a glossy lacquer finish is still marketed today under the name Panton Chair Classic. Referring to the 50th anniversary of the Panton Chair, Marianne Panton talks about living with her husband, the creation of the chair icon and the two limited editions Panton Chrome and Panton Glow from 2018.


Iconic piece all time

Shell: rigid polyurethane foam.

Surface: glossy lacquer finish.

Dimensions

Designed by Verner Panton, 1959/1960

Verner Panton, born in Gamtofte, Denmark, studied at Odense Technical College before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as an architecture student. He worked from 1950-1952 in the architectural firm of Arne Jacobsen and founded an independent studio for architecture and design in 1955. He first attracted wider attention with the geometric forms of his furniture designs for the firm Plus-linje. In the following years Panton created numerous designs for seating furniture and lighting.

 

Panton's collaboration with Vitra began in the early 1960s, when they jointly developed what became his best-known design, the Panton Chair, which was introduced in 1967. This was also the first independently developed product by Vitra.