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FLEX Chair in Black Powder-Coated Steel Sledge Frame by Verner Panton Quickship

$399per item

About

True to Panton’s heritage, the FLEX chair features exceptional ergonomic features, simple organic aesthetics and a functional and pragmatic approach to materials. The multipurpose and stackable chair works perfect in a dining setting, home office or as a spare chair when the occasion calls for it. The FLEX chair is defined by its tongue-shaped seat, softly curved backrest and elegant steel sledge frame. What sets the chair apart is its outstanding ergonomics. Panton designed the characteristic shape of the seat and back to fit the contours of the human body – providing proper lumbar support and secure a healthy blood flow to the legs. In addition, the frame is designed to offer flexibility and bounce – further improving the seating experience. The seat and backrest is made from 100% recyclable polypropylene (PP), a material known for its crisp and pleasant surface character, high rigidity, durability and scratch resident qualities. The chair sits on a powder-coated sledge steel frame. FLEX chair is available in the colors black and slate. With only a simple hand drawing to go from, Danish design company VERPAN immediately recognized the potential in the chair and began the journey of realizing the chair from concept to reality. The result is a chair that speaks to many due to its unique nature and great value. Quickship: Item ships from the US.

Details

  • Creator
    Verpan (Manufacturer),Verner Panton (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.24 in. (89.5 cm)Width: 20.08 in. (51 cm)Depth: 20.48 in. (52 cm)Seat Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Powder-CoatedSteel,Plastic
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Horsens, DK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 911101011stDibs: LU4583217103342

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    Ships From: Burlington , NJ
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About the Designer

Verner Panton

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.
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