Verner Panton spent most of his career experimenting with colour and its role in contemporary design. An avant-garde thinker, he was particularly intrigued by luminescence, something he explored in his legendary 1970 Visiona 2 installation. In collaboration with his wife, Marianna Panton, Vitra have released a glow-in-the-dark Panton Dining Chair, a stunning limited edition of this much-loved classic.
It is the result of an elaborate process, in which five layers of a varnish containing phosphorescent pigments are carefully applied by hand to the raw polyurethane shell of the Panton Classic and sealed with a high-gloss protective coating. The luminous pigments absorb daylight and emit a blue glow in the dark. The almost ghostly appearance of Panton Glow in the obscurity of night has a somewhat mystical aura and sheds new light – quite literally – on this iconic classic. The limited edition of Panton Glow emphasises the sculptural qualities of the design with its fascinating effects in the dark.
Materials & Finishes
Polyurethane chair finished with Vitra's phosphorescent pigments and high gloss protective coating.
W 50 x D 61 x H 83 cm
Seat height - 41 cm
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Year of design
1959 / 2018