by Verner Panton
The plastic chair from one single piece: that was Verner Panton’s dream. He walked around with the idea for years. In collaboration with Vitra the first prototypes were created and from 1967, the Panton Chair was produced in series. The chair went through various phases over the years with the arrival of new production techniques.
At the end of the 90’s, the last authorised version of the chair was born in collaboration with Verner Panton. With this chair, he finally realised his dream: a plastic chair as an affordable industrial product. The Panton chair won a number of design prizes and has been included in the collection of various museums. Because of it flexibility, the chair is very comfortable to sit on. A children’s version was introduced in 2006.
Affordable in this case means that the original design will set you back about 1000 euros (the Panton Classic). Modern version are on sale for less, but budget for at least 200 euros per chair.