- Very good condition with very minor signs of wear, this chair from 1971 is almost like new.
- 1960s design and a July 1971 production date, see the mark.
- Origin: Germany
- 50 cm (w) x 44 cm (d) x 83 cm (h) x 42 cm (seat height)
- Worldwide shipping
The Panton chair is also known as the S chair because of its elegant shape. Some people may recognise the shape of this chair. This is quite possible, because Panton probably was inspired by the famous Zig Zag chair of Gerrit Rietveld when designing this chair. By giving the design more organic shapes and by manufacturing the chair in plastic, a completely new and very powerful design was created. The Panton chair was the first chair that was made in one piece. The Panton chair was developed and manufactured in collaboration with the Vitra designer label. A nice detail is that this Panton chair was also the first product developed by Vitra.
DESIGN EVOLUTION OF THE PANTON CHAIR
When Verner Panton arrived in Basel one day in the early 1960s, with the model of an unconventional plastic design chair in his luggage, to meet Willi Fehlbaum, the founder of Vitra and father of Rolf Fehlbaum, neither the designer nor the entrepreneur suspected which far-reaching consequences their meeting would soon have. For the designer, the long search for a manufacturer for his extravagant chair came to an end. The chair came on the market a few years later under the name Panton Chair, and it quickly became a designer icon.
For Vitra, until then only known only as a licensee of Herman Miller, it became possible to enter the designer market with their own product. The company had acquired technical know-how in the processing of plastics by manufacturing the plastic furniture for Charles and Ray Eames and by George Nelson. Without this experience, the development of the Panton Chair, which many experts at the time thought impossible, would have been unthinkable.
SERIAL PRODUCTION OF THE PANTON CHAIR
After several years of development, which Rolf Fehlbaum had been an essential part of since 1965, the Panton Chair was finally ready for serial production in 1967. But soon after the sensational market introduction of the chair, a series of modifications to the design began, because material and production technology were changed several times. The different versions of the Panton Chair testify to the innovative strength and the experimental pleasure of both designer Verner Panton and the company that wanted to put the designer chair on the market. The contact between Verner Panton and Vitra remained exceptionally close and lively for years, thanks to the Panton Chair.
- Verner Panton
- Fehlbaum, Herman Miller
- panton stoel productiedatum juli/1971
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Hervorragender Zustand - kaum gebraucht, mit minimalen Altersspuren & Verschleißerscheinungen