The Panton Chair is serpentine-shaped plastic chair created by the Danish designer Verner Panton in the 1960s. He wanted to create a chair that had no traditional legs, the informed a “Z” shape, including a cantilevered seat that was made from one piece of material. It is believed to be the world’s first moulded plastic chair and is considered one of the masterpieces of Danish design. Shaped to fit the human frame, the swooping organic curves and glossy finish contrast with the more organic and natural quality of most Scandinavian design. The result is a chair that is sleek, sexy, sensuous and fun.
Verner Panton was born in Denmark and educated at the Royal Danish Academy of fine arts. He established himself at the forefront of the avant-garde with furniture based on extravagant geometric forms and used strong colors. He is best known for his futuristic designs, which exploited the potential of new synthetic materials innovative form with the very latest materials technology.
Panton Chair | c.1968
Original: Vitra | Switzerland
Current: Vitra | Germany
Dimensions: 20″W x 24″D x 33″H
Material: injection-molded polyurethane