Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Artist Review: Verner Panton

When I first googled Verner Panton, he looks like a fisherman to me. Surprisingly, he is world's renowned Danish furniture and interior designer. Earlier in his life, he also worked in Arne Jacobsen's workshop. He created bright colors in his designs by using a variety of new materials, mostly plastics. The S-shaped Panton Chair(Panton Chair) is one of his most famous works. I am intrigued by the shape/curve of the chair. What's interesting is that the S-shaped Panton Chair not only looks extravagant , it was the first chair in the history of furniture design made entirely out of plastic.

Two-Level Seat, 1973

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