Verner Panton, Architect and Designer
Verner Panton was one of the most influential designers of the 1960s and ‘70s. Born in Denmark, Panton relocated to Switzerland in the early 1960s. He became known for his original and imaginative designs in the field s of furniture, lighting and textiles. Installations such as the legendary ‘Visiona’ exhibition demonstrated Panton’s masterful use of colour, a hallmark of his work.
“I want to design furniture that grows up out of the floor. To turn the furniture into something organic. Which never has four legs.”
Pushing materials to their limits was a passion of this Danish architect and designer, who always approached design challenges in unconventional ways.