Alessandro Barison – Panton Remake

Back in the summer we ran a highly entertaining “Summertime in Dark Lime” Panton Chair Cocktail competition.

The judging was certainly highly entertaining.

The winner was Italian designer Alessandro Barison aka abitudinicreative

Chatting with Alessandro after his cocktail “Spritz Upgrade” was selected the winner, we discovered that while he was a student at the Scuola Italiana Design (SID)  he had taken part in a workshop cum competition that involved redesigning  – or better put – extending the scope of the Panton Chair.

And we really liked what Alessandro and  his colleagues came up with: A Panton Chair Trolley, so on wheels so that you take your  Panton Chair with you. In an ideal world you can even use the space under the seat as storage and hey presto – a Vitra Panton Chair trolley suitcase.

Is there a more stylish way to travel?

We don’t imagine for a minute that Vitra would ever entertain the idea of producing or licensing such an object. Or indeed doing anything new with Verner Panton‘s design. But we wanted to share it with you.

They finished second.

And yes, we honestly discovered this after he had won!

More Panton Chair based photos can be found on Alessandro’s flickr page

Barison Ferrari trolley Vitra Panton Chair

The Vitra Panton Chair as travel trolley!


The original sketches…


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