Verner Panton, a specialist in multi-functional seating, developed in 1969 a lounge furniture series. It was manufactured in a small series of glass fiber strengthened Leguval, a polyester plastic, painted and presented at the Visiona 2 exhibition in Cologne in 1970 for the first time. Verner Panton lounge furniture series was composed of four parts at that time: a table that could be either used as a stool, an extended recliner named ‘Pantoffel’ (German for ‘slipper’) and a chair in two heights. The latter was first produced in series under the name Panto Pop in 1999.
The Danish furniture manufacturer Innovation Randers produced the chair slightly changed to the original. For one, he had only about 98 percent of extent, for another it was available in many different colours such as silver, grey, black, white, pink, orange, blue and transparent. Meanwhile, the technology was so far that thermoplastics could be dyed. Thus, in the production of the Panto Pop the elaborate painting disappeared. Secondly, in this way the chair became easier to clean and weather resistant, making it suitable for use in the garden and on the terrace.
This ability the Danish manufacturer Verpan perfected, when he acquired the licensing rights for Panto Pop by Verner Panton Design and redesigned it in 2012. In addition to an UV-stabilizer, that was mixed with the ASA-plastic, the seat got a hole in its centre.
Through here water can escape downwards. A detail, which can drain away rainwater and is expected to facilitate cleaning work of Panto Pop.
- PP [ Polypropylen ]
- Seat height
- 54.00 cm
- 81.00 cm
- 33.00 cm
- 3.80 kg
- Outdoor suitable
- Special additives retard the fading of colours due to UV radiation. However, if the chair is exposed to sunlight for prolonged periods, the colour may change over time. We recommend limited exposure to sunlight.
The Panto Pop was designed by
Verner Panton is one of the most inspiring designers of the 20th century. With avant-garde designs using modern materials, the native Dane was far ahead of his time. The architect and designer created houses, furniture, lighting, textiles and everyday objects.