In centuries past traditions were something that were established slowly, often becoming such long after those who had began them, who had understood their origins, meaning and function in contemporary society, had shuffled off this mortal coil; in our...
Panton Chair Classic Chrome Editionby Verner Panton, 1958 — 1.709,00 €
Unfortunately this limited special edition is no longer available.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND, THE SALE OF THE PANTON CHAIR CLASSIC CHROME EDITION IS LIMITED TO 1 CHAIR PER PERSON.
|Product type||Multi-purpose chair|
Dimensions in mm
|Material||Full hard foam shell made of, polished metallic
Please note: Every Panton Chrome is individually made by hand, consequently the surface can have small pores, inclusions, etc. Such are unavoidable owing to the nature of the manufacturing process and as such do not constitute a fault or ground for complaint.
|Function & properties||The brilliant mirror effect of the Panton Chair Classic Chrome Edition is created by a metallization; an effect achieved via in highly specialized manual work in which several layers of paint are applied one after the other. The fact that not only the surface of the chair is metallized, means that on the one hand it is more robust and scratch-resistant, and on the other hand more flexible and stable, so that it can easily yield to the sitter and lightly swing.|
|Care||When cleaning the Panton Chair Classic Chrome Edition always use a soft, damp cloth and a mild, household, detergent.|
|Museums||MoMA, New York|
|Certificates & Sustainability||Greenguard: Indoor Air Qualitiy Certified
Vitra conform to
ISO 90001: 2008 (Quality management systems)
ISO 14001: 2004 (Environmental management systems)
|Product family||Panton Chairs
|Accessories||Suitable Seat Pad for Panton Chair and Leather Seat Pad by Parkhaus Berlin or Seat Dots by Vitra available in different colours|
How do I recognise an original Panton Chair?
The signature "Verner Panton" is engraved in the base.
More about 'Panton Chair', 'Verner Panton' in our blog
smow Blog Design Calender: October 24th 1969 – Opening Qu'est-ce que le design? @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris
...In an attempt to approach one the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris asked Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Roger Tallon, Joe Colombo and Fritz Eichler, Qu'est-ce que le design?... featured not only five of the leading international designers of the period but five designers who, on paper, represented five very different understandings of design: Charles Eames, one of the leading proponents of that post-War American interpretation of functionalism; the young Italian radical Joe Colombo with his utopian visions of our domestic spaces and understandings of design as much as a branch of linguistics as 3D forming; Roger Tallon, the Grand Doyen of French design, and for all of technical design for industry; Fritz Eichler, the first Design Director at Braun, a man very much associated with technical design for consumers, and the sober reduction of Germanic gute Form; and Verner Panton with his pop tendencies, holistic compositions and understanding of the role, the near primacy, of colour in design...
...In which context, Pop und Protest also encompass one of the most audacious interpretations of the late 1960s Pop inspired design: Verner Panton's canteen and bar for the Spiegel office building in Hamburg, part of a larger commission Panton realised in 68/69, and which included monochrome editorial floors with each colour selected to support and encourage work/workers, a swimming pool, reception area, and the canteen and bar... Over the years Panton's work was slowly painted over or refurnished away, and when Der Spiegel moved to a new building in 2012 the last remnants of canteen and bar were acquired by the MKG, where they stand today in their (largely) orangey glory as a potent reminder of both the spirit of the times and also the importance of Verner Panton...
...No mean claim, and when one considers that from 1971 until 1981 MIRA-X cooperated exclusively with the arch-colourist Verner Panton, a claim which, arguably, says quite a lot about 1970s understandings of "harmony"... While also very nicely underscoring how important switching Copenhagen for Basel was for the career of Verner Panton...
...Although its genesis is lost in the mists of time, a popular theory concerning Verner Panton's shoe design is that while living in Cannes in the early 1960s he was made aware of the horse shoe by a local farrier...
It is almost certainly more by chance than design, but in the week that Verner Panton would have celebrated his 88th birthday the Vitra Design Museum Gallery opened an exhibition devoted to his inimitable Visiona 2 exhibition from 1970. Presented as part of...
...Back in the summer we ran a highly entertaining "Summertime in Dark Lime" Panton Chair Cocktail competition... 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...