Verner Panton made the first step for a new trend with the Barboy: mobile furniture pieces should become a standard in uncountable houses and homes in the following decades. When Panton moved to Basel (Switzerland) in 963, in order to work with Vitra at some new furniture concepts, he was especially interested in designing flexible furniture for more dynamism in home furnishing. Many of his designs out of that time were therefore made on wheels – as well as the Barboy.
The Barboy is a perfect example for Panton’s approach, to design living rooms more flexible: the bar cupboard is easy and fast to move with its wheels, while it offers a lot of space for contents of every kind.
When it is closed, nothing will disturb the cylindrical shape and the clear lines of the Barboy. When it is opened, the multiple-pieces furniture has three differently sized compartments, including two superior out-swinging compartments. In those compartments there is enough space for every kind of bar accessory – from numerous bottles over glasses up to corkscrews or coasters: everything you need in a fully equipped (mini)bar suits in there.
Since Verner Panton was an advocate of flexibility and versatility, the usage purpose of the Barboy wasn’t limited to the house bar: the rolling helper is also useful in the living room, bathroom or kitchen – all the places where things should be well stored and mobile.
Each Verpan product is delivered with an authenticity certificate. This one grants the originality of the product, which is still manufactured according to the strict quality demands of Verner Panton at Verpan.
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