Verner Panton (1926-1998) is one of the founders of “ultramodern” furniture design. Famed for his distinctively futuristic style, Verner Panton is responsible for what, today, are still some of the most widely coveted classics of mid-century furniture, lighting and textiles. Panton began his career in 1950, after completing his architectural engineering studies in Copenhagen, by working for famed Danish furniture designer and architect, Arne Jacobsen. It wasn’t more than a few years, however, before Panton opened a studio of his own where he would design his trademark pieces. Throughout the mid-late 1950’s, Verner’s designs became more and more abstract, and his production methods became increasingly unconventional. He experimented heavily in plastics, and in 1960’s he created the first ever single form, injection-molded chair (made of fiberglass). It was called the S Chair (or stacking chair) and was designed for Vitra. The chair went into production in 1967, and is arguably as popular today as it was then. The Cone Chair, Heart Cone Chair, Moon Lamp and VP Globe are among Panton’s other widely recognized works. It’s important, when discussing Panton and his designs, to address the profound impact he had on modern-day furniture, lighting and textile design. One could simply visit Ikea and bask in a world inspired by his creative legacy.
Many of Panton’s works are still in production today, and, while quite expensive, reproductions of his works are available for less money. While most repros successfully capture the spirit of these timeless classics, we at EZmodfurniture provide fantastic prices as well as wonderful reproductions.