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Panton Chair


Verner Panton

Panton Chair


Verner Panton
Orange Panton Chair Side View
The Panton Chair is a deceptively simple organically flowing form, yet is represents a milestone in 20th century design. The legless construction and sleek, sumptuous curves are the result of the nine years it took to perfect its design and production process. When it was introduced to the public in 1967, its futuristic form caused a sensation. It was beautiful, comfortable, strong in its construction and, because it was stackable, practical. It went on to epitomize the Pop Art period and the “anything is possible” technical and social spirit of the 1960’s. It remains one of the most iconic objects of 20th century design.

“It especially showed that a chair doesn’t need to be made of four legs, which opened a range of possibilities for new designers.”

Ana Milena Hernández Palacios
Orange Panton Chair Side View

In 1971, it featured in the British fashion magazine Nova with a sequence of provocative shots illustrating, “How to undress in front of your husband”

In January 1995, it featured on the cover of British Vogue. The Nick Knight photograph also featured a naked Kate Moss.  

It is exhibited in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, London’s Design Museum, Berlin’s German Historical Museum and Copenhagen’s Danish Museum of Art & Design.

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Classic Comfort

The base is ingeniously designed to sweep back so that it extends almost to the full depth of the chair. This generous base gives the chair stability and makes is visually pleasing. The seat and backrest is designed to conform to the human body. The absence of sharp edges makes it smooth to the touch. The cantilevered design gives way slightly under the weight of the individual.

Quality and Craftsmanship
The Panton chair is a marvel of design. It is a beautiful object, but the serpentine shape and backward-sweeping base creates a strong and precisely balanced structure. The plastic edges wrap inwards at the sides, to form sides that give the chair additional strength and rigidity. This effect is particularly pronounced where the base merges with the seat, which offers additional reinforcement to support the weight of the individual. It is made from strong polypropylene plastic.
Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark’s most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. He studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Qualifying as an architect in 1951, he worked as an associate of legendary architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen in his early career. He later achieved acclaim as an interior designer, a field in which he would become highly sought-after. Known to have an inspirational and colourful personality, Panton embodied the very definition of creative in his work, taking the ordinary and quite literally tuning it on its head; each time with more success than the last.
“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.”
Verner Panton
Product Literature
The S Chair is made from injection-molded plastic (polypropylene). The polypropylene comes in the form of large granules. It is dried by a dryer to remove excess moisture. From the dryer, the granules move to the injection cylinder. It gets heated to soften the granules. The hot plastic is then injected into the mold. The mold remains closed while the plastic cools and hardens. Once out of the mold, the chairs are placed on their sides to avoid warping. Once cool the chairs are checked and rough edges are removed. Our reproduction of the S Chair stays faithful to the original design.
Product Materials

Structure: Durable, dyed-through polypropylene plastic with a lustrous matt finish 

Product Dimensions

Height: 83 cm 

Depth: 610 cm 

Width: 50 cm 

Seat height: 41 cm 

Carrying weight: 130kg

Weight as shipped: 5 kg

Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight. 


Care Instructions

Polypropylene Plastic: Limit exposure to direct sunlight. Polypropylene is a hardwearing, uniformly shaped and coloured material. Special additives add colour fastness. However, exposed sunlight exposure should be limited to retain the original colour. Wash with a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth, mild soap and water. Do not use hard woven cloths or abrasive materials. Subsequent gentle drying is recommended. For stain use a mild commercially available cleaner. Never use abrasive cleaning agents such as powders or pastes, or aggressive all-purpose cleaners like alcohol, as these may damage the surface. 

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