Verner Panton Panton Chair
  • Verner Panton Panton Chair
  • Verner Panton Panton Chair
  • Verner Panton Panton Chair
  • Verner Panton Panton Chair
The Panton Chair has won various design prizes 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 designed to do justice to the human body and flexible materials. It can be used on its own or in groups, in rooms and even outdoors.

The Panton Chair is a furniture design classic. Verner Panton created it back in 1960, and with the assistance of Vitra developed a version ready for series production (1967). It was the very first fully plastic chair made from a single section. Since its market launch, the Panton Chair has undergone several production phases. Not until today was it possible to produce it in line with Panton’s original idea namely from consistently dyed, tough plastic with a matt surface.

Programme features

Solid plastic chair made in a single mould. Material: fibreglass reinforced
polypropylene dyed through. Produced using injection moulding. Also suitable for outdoor use. The shell is UV and weather-proof and contains additional additives to prevent early fading.

Weight 5.5 kg

Flammability
Passed tests based on DIN EN 1021, Parts 1 and 2 Flammability of Upholstered Furniture (cigarette and butane flame test).

Panton Chair Classic


Danish designer Verner Panton spent many years thinking about how to produce a plastic chair moulded in one piece. Together with Vitra, he came up with the first prototypes in the 1960s and Panton Chair went into series production as of 1967. Unlike the cheaper Panton Chair Standard in solid plastic, Panton Chair Classic is made of rigid expanded plastic and has a lacquered surface.

The Panton Chair is recognised as a classic of modern furniture design: one of the first models belongs to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. True to the original, the Panton Chair Classic is available with a lacquered finish in black, white or red.

Materials:
hard foam plastic shell, surface painted with a gloss lacquer.

Design:
Verner Panton, 1959/60

Manufacturer:
Vitra