I thought it would be fun to do a weekly posting on a different Mid Century Modern classic. For this first classic, I chose the Panton chair by Verner Panton.
Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. His most well known piece of furniture, and one of the iconic designs of the 20th century, is the award winning Panton chair.
Panton spent years thinking about how to produce a plastic chair moulded into one piece. Together with Vitra, he designed his first prototype in the 1960's and began production in 1967. While the Panton Chair Standard was reproduced in 1999 and made of solid plastic, the original Panton Chair Classic is made of rigid expanded plastic and has a lacquered surface.
Today the Panton chair is admired for its spectacular S shape as well the assortment of colors in which it is sold. You can also find the Panton Junior which is specifically designed for children.
The above child's desk, the Porcupine Desk, is also produced by Vitra. How adorable!
In addition, only increasing my love for this chair, is the fact that it is suitable for outdoor use and can be stacked up to four high. Now tell me it is not one of the coolest chairs!
Below are images of interiors with Panton chairs. Enjoy....