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Verner Panton Furniture

Verner Panton (Denmark, 1926–98)

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 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 these pages, Panton’s designs are made to stand out and put an eye-catching exclamation point on even the most modern decor.


Iconic Designs from Verner Panton
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Panton Chair
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Cone Chair
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Panthella Table Lamp
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Verner Panton Geometric Textile, Danish, 1960s
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This cool geometry 1 design was also used by Verner Panton for carpets and curtains and was given the Design Award A.I.D. 1963, USA. Designed 1961 Materials: Cotton, Geometric ...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

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Cotton

Floor Light Panthella by Verner Panton for Poulsen in Full Chrome
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

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Steel, Chrome, Acrylic

Pair of Rare Green Panthella by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

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Chrome, Acrylic

Pair of Verner Panton "Panthella" First Edition in Green and Chrome
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
For all items from this dealer please hit the button VIEW ALL FROM SELLER below on this page Amazing set of two Panthella lights Amazing set -which can be purchased individually as ...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Verner Panton Furniture

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Chrome

Chrome and Grey Floor Light "Panthella" by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful first 1970s edition of the iconic Panthella floor lamp by Danish designer Verner Panton for manufacturer Louis Poulsen. The designer's inspiration is drawn from the mushroo...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

Rare Chromed Base and Black Shade Panthella Table Light by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

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Acrylic

Pair of Chromed Base and Red Shade Panthella Table Light by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Pair of very rare chromed base with red shade table light Panthella by iconic Danish designer Verner Panton, manufactured by Louis Poulsen in Denmark. These are the original first ed...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Verner Panton Relaxer 2 Rocking Chairs by Rosenthal
By Verner Panton
Located in Amsterdam, NL
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Furniture

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Wood, Fabric, Wool

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Mid century Poul Henningsen Contrast Pendant for Louis Poulsen, 1960s
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