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  • New: Verner Panton's designs now available at Modern Planet

    In close collaboration with the Panton estate, especially his widow Marianne Panton, Verpan has acquired the production and sales rights to a significant number of Verner Panton’s designs. In 2003 the production of lighting was initiated and in 2010 a furniture range was added. Picking and choosing products from the vast treasure chest of Panton's work will bring many more items to life again, including his System 1-2-3 Chair and his Mirror Wall Sculptures.

     

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    “He (Verner Panton) is like a glimpse of sun in the humdrum of everyday life” - Hans J. Wegner “He (Verner Panton) is like a glimpse of sun in the humdrum of everyday life” - Hans J. Wegner

     

    All of the Verpan products stand out as some of the most elegant and memorable of Verner Panton’s designs. Products that create life, movement, color and light - design that brings value into the visual world around us.

     

    The Verpan Fun Lighting Collection includes pendants, table lamps, wall lamps and the amazing hanging lights which are large and visually stunning chandeliers. The finishes on the disks are either Mother of Pearl or metal. The Verpan Fun Lighting Collection includes pendants, table lamps, wall lamps and the amazing hanging lights which are large and visually stunning chandeliers. The finishes on the disks are either Mother of Pearl or metal.

     

    The Moon Pendant Light is one of Verner Panton's earliest lamps, 1964. It consists of ten ring-shaped blades positioned in such a way that they can move. Here it is shown with Verner Panton's Cloverleaf Sofa. The Moon Pendant Light is one of Verner Panton's earliest lamps, 1964. It consists of ten ring-shaped blades positioned in such a way that they can move. Here it is shown with Verner Panton's Cloverleaf Sofa.

     

    The Verner Panton Panto Light was designed in 1977. It is a transparent light globe, available in two sizes. The Verner Panton Panto Light was designed in 1977. It is a transparent light globe, available in two sizes.

     

    It certainly looks like Verner Panton had a lot of fun in his lifetime, 1926-1998. He was an inspirational and colorful personality. A unique person with a special sense of color, shape, and light. Born in Denmark and trained as an architect, Panton worked at Arne Jacobsen’s architectural practice, setting up his own design studio in 1955. Verner Panton started by designing lamps for Louis Poulsen. The first lamp to be put into production was the Topan lamp in 1959, followed by the Moon Lamp. Verner Panton went on to design colorful seating systems, tables, rugs, and wall sculptures.

     

    Designed in 1969, the Welle Lounge Seating System creates its own landscape. Available in a colorful range of fabrics. Designed in 1969, the Welle Lounge Seating System creates its own landscape. Available in a colorful range of fabrics.

     

    "An important thing to remember is that his work was also loved by children." - Tom Dixon

     

    The Panton Pop Lounge Chair is available in red or white. The Panton Pop Lounge Chair is available in red or white.

     

    The 1-2-3 Rack makes an excellent storage solution for modern spaces. It is often paired with the 1-2-3 Mirror, a free standing mirror that fits any contemporary space. The 1-2-3 Rack makes an excellent storage solution for modern spaces. It is often paired with the 1-2-3 Mirror, a free standing mirror that fits any contemporary space.

     

    Several of Verner Panton's designs are available through Vitra.

     

    Together with Vitra, Panton came up with the first prototypes for this molded one-piece chair in the 1960s and the Panton Chair went into series production as of 1967. Unlike the cheaper Panton Chair Standard in solid plastic, Panton Chair Classic is made of rigid expanded plastic and has a lacquered surface. Together with Vitra, Panton came up with the first prototypes for this molded one-piece chair in the 1960s and the Panton Chair went into series production as of 1967. Unlike the cheaper Panton Chair Standard in solid plastic, Panton Chair Classic is made of rigid expanded plastic and has a lacquered surface.

     

    The Vitra Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair is a variant on the Cone Chair, designed in 1958. The Vitra Verner Panton Heart Cone Chair is a variant on the Cone Chair, designed in 1958.

    Originally designed for a Danish restaurant, the Cone Chair takes its shape from the classic geometric figure for which it is named. The cone-shaped seat is mounted at its point on a stainless steel swivel base. Originally designed for a Danish restaurant, the Cone Chair takes its shape from the classic geometric figure for which it is named. The cone-shaped seat is mounted at its point on a stainless steel swivel base.

     

    The original and radical spirit of the 1960s continued to shape Panton's work to the end of his life. Encouraged by the revival of the '60s in the 1990s, Panton believed that imagination would once again enter the furniture design world. It seems imagination and fantasy is in full flower these days, unfortunately Panton is no longer here to witness this current period of design experimentation.

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