Posts Tagged ‘S-chair’

Artist of the moment……Verner Panton

Verner Panton was a fantastic artist and architect born in Gentofte, Denmark in 1926. He is renown for his mass produced chairs, in particular the Panton Chair, the first single- form injection molded plastic chair. Though he was most popular as an artist during the end of the Pop Art movement and the 1960s and 1970s, he remained popular throughout his lifetiem for his modernistic designs. He would go onto design installations that were very modernistic and included the round shapes and S-curves that are associated with the artist.

For his collegiate studies the artist studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. For two years after college worked for another architect and learned his trade.

Price range information: Verner Panton produced some silkscreens and original art with works priced between $1,000 and $9,000.

In this clip we see many works by Panton and the next posting, Dieter Rams another designer from the 1960s.

In this clip we see the fine quality of the chair with no joints. His original designs are still in production and often copied.

Here we visit the image I most associate with the artist, the Phantasy Landscape.

Verner Panton passed away in 1998 at the age of 72 years old.