It was the chair that defined an era. All sinuous curves and cheerful hues, Vitra’s Panton Dining Chair was the first cantilevered plastic chair to be manufactured in one piece.
And yet, it wasn’t quite how Verner Panton had always envisioned it looking. Ever the perfectionist, he dreamt of cool chrome and a mirrored finish, a look he believed would accentuate its statement curves. After months of experimentation in the early 1970s, he gave up, unable to resolve the issue of scratching on such a reflective surface.
In 2017, Vitra made a major breakthrough, launching a complex coating system that would be suitable for domestic use. In a clever interpretation of his desire for reflectivity, they also developed a glow-in-the-dark Panton, and both were officially released at Milan Design Week 2018. Symbols of hope and progress, they represented the realisation of a long-forgotten dream.
With extremely limited stock available in the UK, Chaplins is delighted to have secured 2 Chrome Pantons and 1 Glow. Pop by the showroom or browse online to find out more.
In Stock (3 Available)