Furniture 101: The Panton Chair

Furniture 101: The Panton Chair

  • Red Collective
  • 02/28/22

An Interior Icon

Chic curvatures. Graceful shadows. Iconic presence. With those adjectives one could easily be describing a supermodel on a 90s runway. Verner Panton’s entirely plastic 1967 masterpiece is definitely the Naomi Campbell of furniture.
Anthropomorphic in its form and comfortable in its countenance, the Panton chair was ahead of its time and a risk for Swiss furniture manufacturer, Vitra, to take on. Initially just 150 pieces were made and it wasn’t until 1999 that the original specifications were even possible to implement, sadly, right after the designer’s passing.
The cantilevered Panton chair is now a fixture in interiors both traditional and post-modernist. Here’s a brief roundup of some our favorite photos of Verner alongside his icon in-situ.
PS: the RED color is our favorite…obviously! Available locally via Palette & Parlor.

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