Vitra Panton Chair Classic

By Verner Panton

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Having conceived a design for an all-plastic chair made from one piece, it took Verner Panton several years to find a manufacturer. He first came into contact with Vitra in 1963 and together they developed the Panton Chair, which was presented in 1967. It was hailed as a sensation and received numerous prizes. The original version of the chair with a glossy lacquer finish is still marketed today under the name Panton Chair Classic. Referring to the 50th anniversary of the Panton Chair, Marianne Panton talks about living with her husband, the creation of the chair icon.