Designer

Verner Panton

Verner Panton

Rugs by Verner Panton

Biography

With his penchant for vibrant colours, innovative approach to materials (particularly plastic) and love of futuristic forms, the Danish architect and designer Verner Panton earned a place in the history of 20th-century design for the exuberance and iconoclasm of his work. Panton was a staunch believer that intelligent design should be accessible to all – a principle embodied in his chair designs, which include the now-iconic Stacking chair, the world’s first single-form injection-moulded plastic seat.