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The Panton Chair is an icon of design of the last century. It is the most consequent expression of a design conception, which wants to realise an object in only one material and a floating shape.

The Danish designer Verner Panton worked many years with the idea of realizing a plastic chair out of one cast. Together with Vitra the first prototypes have been created in the 60s, from 1967 the Panton Chair has been produced in series. Since its import, the Panton Chair ran through many production phases.

At the end of the 90s the last authorised version of the chair was created in cooperation with Verner Panton. With this model, he could reach one of his first goals for the very first time: the plastic chair as affordable industry product.


The manufacturing of the Panton Chair

The Panton Chair is produced with a modern injection moulding process. The basic material, a granulate is heated to 230 ° degrees to be injected into the shape. With the pressure of 10 tons a machine creates the iconic shape and thereby the iconic design. After some time of cooling the front part is removed and the Panton Chair is almost ready. Now it only takes processing the edges and doing some other precision work – the result: another beautiful design object by Vitra.