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S 64 / S 64 N Cantilever Chair
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S 32 / S 32 N Cantilever Chair
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Panton Chair
S 32 PV / S 64 PV Pure Materials Cantilever Chair
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S 32 N / S 64 N Pure Materials Cantilever Chair
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S 43 F Classic Cantilever Chair
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S 43 Classic Cantilever Chair
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Panton Chair Classic
S 533 Cantilever Chair
HAL Cantilever
Panton Junior
S 32 V / S 64 V Pure Materials Cantilever Chair
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S 64 V Dark Melange Cantilever Chair
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S 32 V Dark Melange Cantilever Chair
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S 32 L Cantilever Chair
S 33 / S 34 Cantilever Chair
S 533 N All Seasons Cantilever Chair
S 43 K Children's Chair
Panton Chair Classic Chrome Edition
S 34 N All Seasons Cantilever Chair
S 35 NH All Seasons Foot Stool
S 33 N All Seasons Cantilever Chair

Cantilever Chairs - 20th Century Innovation

The first one piece chair: Verner Panton's Panton Chair Classic

The Bauhaus classic par excellence: the S 43 from Thonet

The high-quality tubular steel furniture made by Thonet has not lost any of its relevance

Cantilever chairs are among the most groundbreaking innovations in furniture design in the 20th century. A novel type of furniture in which an S-shaped tubular steel frame carries the chair, the cantilever arose in the 1920s and is particularly associated with Bauhaus. Through the elimination of the rear legs cantilever chairs transform the mass of the sitter into a gently swing, and thus offer very high seating comfort. Well-known Bauhaus designers such Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam or Ludwig Mies van der Rohe were the first to experiment with the new construction method. Decades later the construction culminated in the development of the Panton Chair, which was the first plastic cantilever chair and was the result of years of dedicated collaboration between Verner Panton and furniture manufacturer Vitra: the realisation of Panton's vision marking a small revolution. In addition to Thonet cantilever chairs made of bent tubular steel and the Panton Chair, there is today a wide range of cantilever furniture, including stools, loungers, armchairs and sofas, all of which are based on their own interpretation of the same basic principles.

Developed in the 1920s by Marcel Breuer, the S 32 is today a genuine design classic

The Panton Chair has been adapted to modern manufacturing processes and today is composed of contemporary polypropylene

Verner Panton's cantilever chair is available in numerous versions: In addition to the original Panton Chair Classic, Vitra also produces the Panton Chair from through-dyed polypropylene, a children's version, the Panton Junior, and occasionally releases special editions, such as the 2018 anniversary of the Panton Chair Chrome and the Panton Chair Glow. With Maarten Van Severen's .06 lounge chair or the HAL cantilever by Jasper Morrison Vitra is now also producing a number of other cantilever chairs, chairs which perfectly compliment Panton's masterpiece. Thonet's Bauhaus classics are also available in many colours and variants. The cantilever chairs by Thonet and Vitra are true all-purpose objects and can be used not only in the domestic or conference area, but also outdoors.

The contemporary Vitra .05 chair is also suitable for outdoor use

The colourful S 34 N All Seasons collection allows the classic cantilever chair to shine in a new guise