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26.10.11

Panton chair

Taken last year with my OM10 on 35mm film.

I have a passion for excellent design (furniture & art as well as classic vehicles) & have been selling modern furniture in London since late 1998, the last 6 years I've spent working at Geoffrey Drayton www.geoffreydrayton.com A few design heroes of mine would be Hans Wegner, Vico Magistretti, Joe Colombo, Piero Lissoni, Arne Jacobssen, Poul Kjaerholm, Oiva Toikka, Poul Henningsen, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson to name a few....

Being in the privileged position I am; working every day with such great design is pretty gratifying. I'll try to add the odd piece about modern furniture to the blog from time to time.

Starting with the Panton chair...


 Verner Panton - image from www.vitra.com

 Image from www.vitra.com

 Image from www.vitra.com

Below text from Vitra's website, click link for more info http://www.vitra.com/en-gb/home/products/panton-chair-classic/overview/

Verner Panton was one of the most influential designers of the 1960s and ’70s. Born in Denmark, Panton relocated to Switzerland in the early 1960s. He became known for his original and imaginative designs in the fields of furniture, lighting and textiles. Installations such as the legendary ’Visiona’ exhibition demonstrated Panton’s masterful use of colour, a hallmark of his work.

In addition to his experiments with shape and colour, Verner Panton was enthusiastic about the design potential of plastic, a new material at the time. One of his ambitions was to create a comfortable, all-purpose plastic chair moulded in a single piece. Panton’s long search for a manufacturer led to his initial contact with Vitra in 1963. The Panton Chair, a collaborative effort, was developed with Vitra and finally introduced to the public in 1967.

Panton chair authorised manufacturers www.vitra.com

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