In 1968 the students’ revolts in Paris, Rome and the United States were overthrowing stiff, old values and initiating the Flower-Power generation of peace, love and harmony. The same year, Stanley Kubrick pictured the future of the year 2001, featuring the Verner Panton Chair, at the same time as when man was soon to set foot on the moon.
In the world of design, a colourful, playful pendant hung in restaurants and exhibitions, and very soon in everybody’s homes. The Flowerpot with its two semicircular spheres facing each other has long proved its lasting design quality and is just as much a synonym of our time too.
Verner Panton is one of the iconic designers of the last century. Panton rose to fame designing the ‘Panton Chair’ for Vitra. Panton’s designs continue to be hugely popular and are still a big influence today on designers and architects.
Verner Panton was a student of Architecture at the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen. Amongst Panton’s major achievements in the design and architecture world, is the design of the interior for the Spiegel publishing house in Hamburg.