Colour Through The Decades
1967, Panton chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
Sleek and sexy the Panton chair, designed in 1967 by Verner Panton ((1926-1998) was the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. One of the decade’s most influential designers Panton became known for his experimental approach to colour and form. The Panton chair caused a sensation when it was first unveiled in 1967 and its curvaceous form was an instant hit. It went on to win numerous design awards and accolades and to this very day Vitra produces the Panton chair in a rainbow of colours, although purists will say it looks best in white, black or red.
“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