...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...
Panton Chair Classic Glow Editionby Verner Panton, 1958 — 1.510,00 €
|Product type||Multi-purpose chair|
Dimensions in mm
|Material||Polyurethane with luminous pigments|
|Function & properties||To the raw polyurethane shell of the Panton Classic 5 layers of a special varnish are applied by hand, the varnish which contains pigments which are activated by daylight and give off a blue light in the dark.|
|Care||When cleaning the Panton Chair Classic Glow 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|
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