Panton Chair Classic

Verner Panton stands out as one of the designers who left an indelible mark on the design landscape of the 1960s and 1970s. His fascination with shapes, colors, and the innovative material of his time, plastic, defined his design philosophy. Panton's ambitious goal was to create a versatile and comfortable chair, all in a single piece. This vision led him on a years-long quest to find the right manufacturer. In 1963, he crossed paths with Vitra, marking the beginning of a fruitful collaboration. Together, they embarked on the journey of creating the iconic Panton Chair, which was unveiled to the world in 1967.

Production of the Panton Chair commenced in earnest in 1967, marking a revolutionary moment in furniture design. This chair garnered widespread acclaim, earning numerous prestigious awards. In fact, one of the earliest Panton Chairs found its place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a testament to its enduring significance. Today, the Panton Chair holds its rightful place as a classic in modern furniture design. The original version, crafted from solid plastic with a glossy lacquer finish, is now known as the "Panton Chair Classic."

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Panton Chair, Marianne Panton shares insights into life with her husband, the genesis of this iconic chair, and the introduction of special editions like the Panton Chrome and Panton Glow in 2018. The Panton Chair Classic, with its timeless appeal, continues to captivate design enthusiasts worldwide.

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