• Verner Panton Wire Cone Chair
  • Verner Panton Wire Cone Chair
  • Verner Panton Wire Cone Chair
Verner Panton first came to international fame with his Cone Chairs. These extra-vagant designs seemed to defy the laws of stability, and are considered the first examples of Panton’s work where he was typically experimental and witty – traits that were to become hallmarks of his work.

In the case of Wire Cone Chair, the body of the chair is made of intertwined, spot-welded steel wire. The wire grid, left exposed causing its visual appearance to change with the light or angle, ensures that the armchair appears transparent, elegant and light. At the same time, the conical form is astonishingly precise. The two upholstery elements create a colour contrast in the midst of the silver-grey wire structure and continue Panton’s playful approach to basic geometric forms.

nickel-plated steel wire, polished finish; seat and back cushion: polyurethane foam and polyester batting; cruciform base: stainless steel, satin finish.

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