Verner Panton: The Collected Works

By Hanne Horsfeld (Editor, Contributor), Mathias Remmele (Contributor), Sabine Epple (Contributor), Poul Hvidberg-Hansen (Contributor), Barbel Birkelbach (Contributor)

Vitra Design Museum

Designer: Verner Panton

In designing the Panton Chair, the first one-piece plastic cantilever chair, Panton produced one of the most famous chair designs of this century. Verner Panton (1926-1998), the Danish designer who made Switzerland his home, was much more than a master of sixties design. Even though he favoured extravagant designs and the use of strong vibrant colours, his work was unmistakably rooted in the elegant functionalism of the 1950s.

This illustrated Verner Panton book contains a series of essays on the individual aspects of Panton’s diverse work; from his chairs and sofas to lighting design, textile work, spectacular room designs and the exciting development of the Panton Chair.

Find more on Panton in film here, and follow the links below to buy the (now collectors item) book.