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Heart Cone Chair

Red Heart Cone Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in San Francisco, CA
An iconic red heart cone chair by Vernor Panton. Designed in 1958, this chair was produced by Vitra in 2000. The fabric is in original condition with some signs of use. One chair...
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Early 2000s European Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Original Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair for Plus-Linje
By Plus-Linje, Verner Panton
Located in Kansas City, MO
One would be hard pressed to find a finer original example of this design. This Verner Panton heart chair, in classic red, is in excellent vintage condition. Not a Vitra reissue, but...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Vitra Heart Cone Swivel Chairs by Verner Panton in Linen Cotton
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Long Island City, NY
Vitra Heart Cone Swivel Arm Chairs by Verner Panton newly reupholstered in a nubby linen cotton by us. Label stamped on the interior fabric.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Steel

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Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair
Located in Miami, FL
Verner Panton"s iconic 1958 designed Heart Cone Chair is a very modern take on the classic wing back chair. Upholstered in red Kvadrat tonus wool weave fabric, this dynamic chair is...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Chairs

  • Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair
  • Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair
  • Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair
  • Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair
H 35 in. W 40.5 in. D 24 in.
HEART CONE CHAIR, by Verner Panton Studio, c.1959, Denmark
By Plus-Linje, Verner Panton
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Original Vintage iconic Heart-Cone Chair, named from its heart-shaped silhouette, upholstered in stunning Red Leather and brushed stainless steel, defies gravity. The Heart-Cone’s fi...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Slipper Chairs

"Heart Cone" Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
By Verner Panton
Located in Hägersten, SE
"Heart cone" easy chair designed by Verner Panton. Designed for the K series and also known as the K3 the Heart cone was designed in 1959. This example later original production by V...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

  • "Heart Cone" Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
  • "Heart Cone" Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
  • "Heart Cone" Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
  • "Heart Cone" Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra
H 35.04 in. W 40.56 in. D 24.61 in.
Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and beautiful cone heart chair by Verner Panton. Very good original condition with swivel base and Kvadrat dark blue wool upholstery. Signed with manufacture label.
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Vintage 1950s German Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
H 35.04 in. W 40.16 in. D 29.93 in.
Pair of Heart Cone Lounge Chairs by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Oslo, NO
Playful and refreshing pair of lounge chairs on a steel frame and original upholstery. Designed by Verner Panton 1960 in and contemporary manufactured by Vitra. Both chairs are in go...
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1990s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

  • Pair of Heart Cone Lounge Chairs by Verner Panton
  • Pair of Heart Cone Lounge Chairs by Verner Panton
  • Pair of Heart Cone Lounge Chairs by Verner Panton
  • Pair of Heart Cone Lounge Chairs by Verner Panton
H 35.44 in. W 40.56 in. D 24.81 in.
Vitra Heart Cone Swivel Chairs by Verner Panton in Wool Boucle
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Long Island City, NY
Vitra heart cone swivel arm chair by Verner Panton. Newly reupholstered in wool boucle. Label stamped on the underside.  
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Swivel Chairs

Materials

Metal

Pair of "Heart Cone" armchairs, 1959, by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of green covered “Heart Cone” armchairs, 1959, by Verner PANTON (Danemark 1926-1998). Rotating model, circular cushion. Original fabric. Plus-linje manuf.(Type K3). Réf :...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Early K3 'Heart Cone' Chair by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton
Located in Utrecht, NL
X Verner Panton Heart Chair Verner Panton designed the 'Heart Chair based upon his earlier designed 'Cone Chair' and consists of a cone-shaped metal frame which rotates at its bas...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

  • Early K3 'Heart Cone' Chair by Verner Panton
  • Early K3 'Heart Cone' Chair by Verner Panton
  • Early K3 'Heart Cone' Chair by Verner Panton
  • Early K3 'Heart Cone' Chair by Verner Panton
H 35.44 in. W 39.38 in. D 23.63 in.
Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and beautiful cone heart chair by Verner Panton. Excellent original condition with swivel base and Kvadrat black wool upholstery. Signed with manufacture label. Free shipp...
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Vintage 1950s German Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
  • Verner Panton Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
H 35.04 in. W 40.16 in. D 29.93 in.
Verner Panton Black Cone Heart Chair by Vitra, Germany
By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and beautiful cone heart chair by Verner Panton. Excellent original condition with swivel base and Kvadrat black wool upholstery. Signed with manufacture label. Free shipp...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Steel

Heart Cone Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic heart cone chair available at 1stDibs. A heart cone chair — often made from fabric, metal and steel — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a heart cone chair, we have 10 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a heart cone chair — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A heart cone chair made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made heart cone chair over the years, but those crafted by Verner Panton, Vitra and Plus-Linje are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Heart Cone Chair?

The average selling price for a heart cone chair at 1stDibs is $3,685, while they’re typically $2,334 on the low end and $11,702 for the highest priced.

Verner Panton Biography and Important Works

Verner Panton introduced the word “groovy” — or at least its Danish equivalent — into the Scandinavian modern design lexicon. He developed fantastical, futuristic forms and embraced bright colors and new materials such as plastic, fabric-covered polyurethane foam and steel-wire framing. And Panton’s ebullient Pop art sensibility made him an international design star of the 1960s and ’70s. This radical departure from classic Danish modernism, however, actually stemmed from his training under the greats of that design style.

Born on the largely rural Danish island of Funen, Panton studied architecture and engineering at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where the lighting designer Poul Henningsen was one of his teachers. After graduating, in 1951, Panton worked in the architectural office of Arne Jacobsen, and he became a close friend of Hans Wegner's.

Henningsen taught a scientific approach to design; Jacobsen was forever researching new materials; and Wegner, the leader in modern furniture design using traditional woodworking and joinery, encouraged experimental form. Panton opened his own design office in 1955, issuing tubular steel chairs with woven seating. His iconoclastic aesthetic was announced with his 1958 Cone chair, modified a year later as the Heart Cone chair. Made of upholstered sheet metal and with a conical base in place of legs, the design shocked visitors to a Copenhagen furniture fair. 

Panton went on to successive bravura technical feats. His curving, stackable 1960 Panton chair, his most popular design, was the first chair to be made from a single piece of molded plastic. Three years later, he introduced the S model, the first legless chair crafted from a single piece of plywood, cantilevered on a round metal base. Panton would spend the latter 1960s and early ’70s developing all-encompassing room environments composed of sinuous and fluid-formed modular seating made of foam and metal wire. He also created a series of remarkable lighting designs, most notably his Fun chandeliers — introduced in 1964 and composed of scores of shimmering capiz-shell disks — and the Space Age VP Globe pendant light of 1969.

As you will see from the offerings on 1stDibs, Verner Panton’s designs are made to stand out and put an eye-catching exclamation point on even the most modern decor.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.