Verner Panton (1926 –1998)

“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” Verner Panton, Danish interior designer.


Verner Panton (1926 –1998), old picture.
Verner Panton (1926 –1998), old picture.

About his life

Verner Panton, born in Gamtofte (1926), Denmark, studied at Odense Technical College before enrolling at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen as an architecture student. He worked from 1950-1952 in the architectural firm of Arne Jacobsen and founded an independent studio for architecture and design in 1955. Verner Panton died in 1998 in Copenhagen.

info source: https://www.vitra.com/en-it/corporation/designer/details/verner-panton

Verner Panton and his Heart Cone Chair.
Verner Panton and his Heart Cone Chair.

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What are the main features of Panton’s style?

Considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers, during his career, Panton created innovative and futuristic works. His style was very “1960s” but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton’s most well-known furniture models are still in production (at Vitra, among others).

info source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verner_Panton

Heart Cone Chair, Verner Panton, 1958 , Vitra.
Heart Cone Chair, Verner Panton, 1958 , Vitra.
C1 armchair, C1 armchair, 1959, Verner Panton , Vitra.
C1 armchair, C1 armchair, 1959, Verner Panton , Vitra.

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He also introduced a series of modern lamps, and worked successfully to create a new set of theories about light function and influence. Verner Panton’s works are represented in numerous museums worldwide and for his designs he has been awarded several prestigious prizes.

info source: https://www.finnishdesignshop.com/Verner_Panton-d-208.html

Moon, 1960, Verner Panton
Moon, 1960, Verner Panton
VP globe, 1969, Verner Panton
VP globe, 1969, Verner Panton

images source: http://www.verpan.com/products/lighting/vp-globe-oe40-cm

Panthella Table Lamp, 1971, Verner Panton.
Panthella Table Lamp, 1971, Verner Panton.

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What are his most famous creations?

  • Cone Chair (1958)
  • The Panton Chair (1960)
  • Peacock Chair
  • Verner Panton S-chair model 275 Thonet

info source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verner_Panton

The Panton Chair ,1960, Verner Panton.
The Panton Chair ,1960, Verner Panton.

image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panton_Chair