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Verner Panton Junior Chair

by Verner Panton, from Vitra.

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verner panton junior chair

Design Verner Panton, 1960
Injection molded polypropylene, matt surface
Made in Germany by Vitra

"Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using color. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting." -Verner Panton

The Panton Chair has always been a favorite of children. They not only like its bright, cheerful colors and smooth curves, but the fact that it is as much fun to play with as it is to sit on. Soon after its introduction, Verner Panton began to consider the idea of producing a child-size version of the chair together with Vitra.

What was financially unfeasible over 35 years ago is now possible: Vitra introduces the Panton Junior, whose production is based on the original plans of Verner Panton. Identical to the regular model with regard to material and shape, the Panton Junior is approximately 25 percent smaller and available in a variety of colors. This makes it an ideal chair for children in pre-school and primary grades.

The Panton Chair has won various design awards world-wide and graces the collections of numerous renowned museums. Its expressive shape makes it a true 20th-century design icon. The chair offers great seating comfort thanks to the cantilever base, together with its shape and flexible materials. It can be used on its own or in groups and even outdoors.

14.75" w | 17.5" d | 24.75" h | seat: 13.75" h | 12.5" d

$305.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 8-10 weeks)

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Verner Panton (1926 – 1998) from Denmark created innovative, futuristic designs in vibrant colors with a variety of materials. Though his style was very '1960s and 1970s' he regained popularity at the end of the 20th century. Many of his well-known furniture designs have always remained in production and others have been brought back at a later date. Already an experienced artist, Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. During the first two years of his career, 1950–1952, he worked at the architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen, another famous Danish architect and furniture designer. Panton started his own design and architectural office and became well known for his innovative architectural proposals, including a collapsible house (1957), the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960). In 1953, Panton converted a Volkswagen bus into a mobile studio and travelled across Europe. He returned to Denmark full of unconventional ideas, one of which evolved into the iconic Heart Cone Chair. Based on his vision of a one-piece, one material cantilever chair from the mid-fifties, Panton, together with Vitra developed the very first cantilever plastic chair. After a long development procedure over more than a decade, the Panton chair, became one of his most famous design and has been in serial-production since 1967.
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Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra's approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company's contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.

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