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Cone Chair

About the Design

Simple geometric shapes don’t often cause seismic shifts in furniture design. The bold Cone chair, conceived by mid-century Danish architect and designer Verner Panton (1926–98), however, brought about just such a transformation.

After graduating from Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1951, Panton secured a mentorship in the office of renowned architect Arne Jacobsen. There, he contributed to the development of Jacobsen’s revolutionary Ant chair. Slender, lightweight and stackable, with a one-piece laminated-veneer seat that rested on three plastic legs, the 1952 design mirrored the elegant form of its insect namesake. The Ant chair had a significant effect on Panton, who went on to explore the possibilities of Plexiglas and synthetics, rather than working in the solid teak and oak that occupied his contemporaries.

The influence of Jacobsen’s work is evident in Panton’s Cone chair, which he debuted at his father’s restaurant in southern Denmark in 1958, six years after leaving the architect’s office. The designer was revamping the eatery, and the chair — with its artful, pod-like shell set upon a stainless-steel swivel base and its comfortable seat upholstered in soft red fabric to comfort hungry diners — was a key element in his (typically radiant) overhauled interiors.

Panton’s renovation dazzled reporters and patrons, including entrepreneur Percy von Halling-Koch, who created a company to produce the Cone chair. Its unusual form — an inverted cone seeming to balance on its point — caused a sensation in Denmark and beyond. Displayed in a Manhattan store window, the chair incited such a furor on the city’s crowded streets that the police had the shop owners remove it from public view.

Today, Verner Panton's Cone chair is manufactured by Swiss furniture company Vitra and continues to delight design connoisseurs.

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Verner Panton "Cone" Chair
By Verner Panton
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This mid-century modern chair is a classic! Designed by Verner Panton in 1958 it pushed the envelope for modern seating design. Please confirm location NY or NJ
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Fabric

Set of 2 stools Verner Panton, Cone stools
By Verner Panton
Located in EINDHOVEN, NL
2 top-design bar stools. These stools are manufactured in different versions. Height: 82 cm. Ø: 38 cm. Foot: 38 x 38 cm. The fabric is in good condition considering the age with onl...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

Cream Panton Cone Chair
By Verner Panton
Located in Dronten, NL
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A stunning pair or duo swiveling side chairs model Cone designed by Verner Panton 1958, Denmark. This pair of cone side chairs is newly covered with pastel blue velvet fabric and so ...
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Located in Minneapolis, MN
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Located in Edmonton, AB
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By Verner Panton, Vitra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Pair Vintage Mid-Century Modern Red Cone Chairs Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen
By Fritz Hansen, Verner Panton
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent vintage mid-century modern pair of red Cone chairs by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen comprised of red hopsacking covered bent sheet metal frames, loose round seat cushions, and 4 prong swivel chrome bases with black glides. This piece has been attributed based upon archived research including online sources, vintage documentation and catalogs, designer literature, and other materials. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that these are vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. We have found no outstanding flaws. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1970-1980’s. MY. OH. MY…. What have we HERE??? This is a phenomenal pair of iconic “Cone Chairs” by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen!!! The Cone chair was originally designed by Verner Panton in Denmark in 1957. As the name suggests, the body of the chair takes the form of a cone. Standing on its tip, a semi-circular padded shell extends upwards to form the back and armrests, thereby creating a very comfortable and eye appealing armchair. This pair is comprised of fabric covered sheet metal frames bent into a cone shape, gorgeous bright red hopsacking with white stitching, a loose round seat cushion, and a flat 4-prong chrome base with swivel feature and black glides. If you remove the round seat you can view inside the cone base. An original set of red cone chairs much like ours debut in Verner Panton’s father’s restaurant called “Kom Igen” (meaning: Come Again in Danish) in 1958. How COOL is that?? And a fun little history fact on the Cone chair is that it was originally manufactured by Percy Von Halling-Koch who founded the company “Plus Linje” specifically to produce the Cone chair. In the 70’s, they were manufactured by Fritz Hansen, until 2004 when Swiss manufacturer “Vitra” took over… and they still produce them today. Ours are definitely vintage and throughout our extensive research we believe they were made in the Fritz Hansen era. In a statement made by Verner Panton’s friend Niels-Jorgan Kaiser, he explains the design of the Cone chair as “a ballet dancer standing on her toes and easily turning pirouettes’, supported by a flat four-star base.” His genius to use the geometric form and outstanding bright colors were beyond his time, which was a breakthrough in the history of chair design. And his designs are still classic. They are mid-century modern in style with an Atomic or Mod flair, although they are made in Denmark… so they also have a bit of Scandinavian SASS, and they are sure to make a statement in any room of your home. They would be FABULOUS in a game room, at the counter of your indoor bar...
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Verner Panton Cone Chair in Original Fabric, Denmark, 1960s
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Located in Berlin, BE
Cone chair by Verner Panton for Plus Linje in RAR 60s original mustard colored fabric. The fabric is in its original condition with only minor signs of use including very small, ligh...
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Fabric

Verner Panton Mustard Yellow Cone Chair in Original Fabric, Denmark, 1960s
By Verner Panton, Plus-Linje
Located in Berlin, DE
Cone chair by Verner Panton for Plus Linje in RAR 60s original mustard colored fabric. The fabric is in its original condition with only minor signs of use including very small, ligh...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cone Chair by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton, Fritz Hansen
Located in Hudson, NY
Original condition, iconic swiveling cone shaped chair with four steel feet and black glides. Made by Fritz Hansen. Original vinyl upholstery.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

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Steel

Original K1 Cone Chairs Design Blue Red by Verner Panton, Denmark, 1950s
By Verner Panton
Located in Vienna, AT
Original K1 cone chairs design blue red by Verner Panton, Denmark 1950s. They are wearing its original woven fabric in very good and comfortable original condition. The chairs are ba...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Cone Chair by Verner Panton
By Verner Panton, Plus-Linje
Located in Highland, IN
A Classic Panton design, the cone chair is petite, sculptural, playful and surprisingly comfortable. This vintage example is newly upholstered in a brick red fabric with a nice weave.
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Steel

Pair of Verner Panton Cone Chairs
By Verner Panton, Fritz Hansen
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Nice early pair of Panton's pop Classic. Original upholstery, one in navy one in purple for Fritz Hansen.
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Materials

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Blue Scandinavian Modern Cone Chair or Side Chair by Verner Panton Denmark 1958
By Verner Panton
Located in Vienna, AT
Blue Scandinavian Modern cone chair or side chair by Verner Panton 1958 and executed by Gebr. Nehl, Germany. The cone swiveling body was made of steel and is fixed on a chromed stee...
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Verner Panton Model Cone K1 Chair from Timeless Design Classic
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Discover the Cone K1 Chair, a masterpiece by Verner Panton, known for his revolutionary view on design. This iconic 1958 design, produced by Plus-Linje, embodies the essence of the '...
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Verner Panton "Cone" Chairs in Blue and Orange, 20th Century
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Located in Greding, DE
Two Cone chairs by Verner Panton on x-shaped aluminium frame and conical form with round seat and high backrest. One chair with orange, the other with blue cover.
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Italian Midcentury Swivel Armchair Cone Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra, 1958
By Vitra, Verner Panton
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian midcentury Swivel armchair Cone Chair by Verner Panton for Vitra, 1958 Swivel armchair mod. Cone Chair fully upholstered in electric blue cotton fabric. The structure is mad...
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Verner Panton "Cone" Chair
By Verner Panton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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