Thursday, October 8, 2009


It seems as though much of the modern design aesthetic that I seem to write about has Danish & Italian origin; case in point Denmark’s 20th century furniture and interior designer, Verner Panton (1926-1998). Unconventional seating forms were in part his signature; chairs without legs and with distinguishing backs. Panton actually was the first designer of a single piece injection molded plastic chair. It is probably his most famous and mass produced design, commonly known either as the Panton chair, the Stacking chair or the S chair. . Panton’s fascination with geometric patterns and bright colors manifested itself in an extensive range of textile designs. In the 60’s and 70’s Panton experimented designing “radical and psychedelic” environments featuring curved furniture, wall coverings, textiles and lighting. Panton’s legendary designs are still produced today by such companies Vitra, Louis Poulsen and Verpan.

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images:(click on images to enlarge)
Panton Classic for Vitra (top)
Heart Cone chair for Vitra (2nd)
Panthella for Louis Poulsen (3rd)
Cone chair for Vitra (4th)
VP Globe for Verpan (bottom)

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