The Panton Chair, named after it’s designer Verner Panton, has become milestone of 20th century furniture design. It was the first chair to be manufactured completely out of plastic in one single piece. Since its market launch in 1967, it has advanced through several production phases. Only since 1999 has it been possible to produce the chair in accordance with its original conception – out of durable, dyed-through plastic with a lustrous matte finish. This is an example why designers (and all creative professions) shouldn't submit their ideas and vision to any current limitations - either it's technology, budget, policy... The colours, used material and shape clearly indicates the design of 1960's. The comfort of this chair results from the combination of a cantilever structure with an anthropomorphic shape and a slightly flexible material. It can be used individually or in groups and is suited for indoor and outdoor environments. The Panton Chair has received numerous international design awards and is represented in the collections of many prominent museums. Due to its expressive shape, it has become an icon of the twentieth century.
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