The Panton Chair is a groundbreaker in many ways. As one of the first stackable chair designs and also one of the original plastic pieces of furniture crafted from a single molding, it's an iconic addition to any office or living space. First introduced in 1965, the production has been refined over the years to offer a lighter final product with greater stability. The polypropylene-dyed chair is completed with a matte surface and available in a variety of colors.
The unique S design of the piece is both practical — it's stackable and sturdy — and eye-catching. The piece has been described as "space aged" and served as an early example of the pop art movement influencing the world of interior design. In modern offices and homes, it can serve as an interesting splash of color in a monochromatic space or as part of nostalgic thematic design.
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Vitra warrants its products against defects in workmanship and material up to five years after customers receive shipment.
Vitra Panton Chair Features
The iconic structure of the Vitra Panton is produced through molding a single piece of dyed polypropylene. The modern chair is much stronger and lighter than previous models, while also being more cost-efficient. Here are a few other features of this iconic piece:
The S shape makes the chair easy to stack so it works well as a set. At the same time, the piece's molded curves create a comfortable seat for guests in your offices or family gathered around a table.
The Vitra Panton chair is available in a variety of colors. You can go with black or white for a simplistic design or choose bright, dynamic shades to complement the chair's '60s aesthetic.
"Sustainability is just like morals: one should live by them and not just talk about them. Our roots in modern design make the first step easy: We make products that avoid the superfluous and last for a very long time." — Rolf Fehlbaum, Chairman of Vitra
Since 1965. The Vitra company wanted to bring the latest — and most popular — furniture designs to the public. Vitra was founded in Germany by Willi Fehlbaum, the owner of a furniture store in neighboring Switzerland. Fehlbaum began his new enterprise by quickly acquiring licenses for the most celebrated designers of his day, including Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson. Over time, Philippe Starck, Borek Sipek, Mario Bellini, Glen Oliver Low, and Verner Panton have all contributed their ideas to the Vitra company, making it one of the most successful European furniture brands to this day. The Panton Chair combines Verner Panton's and Willi Fehlbaum's love of simplicity and desire to share innovative pieces.
Dimensions & Measurements
- Width: 19"
- Depth: 22.75"
- Height: 33"
- Seat Height: 16.5"