Verner Panton was one of the most influential Danish designers of the 20th century. Reaching his design pinnacle in the 1960ís, many of his pieces are considered to be design icons of that era. Panton mastered the use of a variety of materials, and brilliant colors both of which lent heavily to his signature, groundbreaking style.
In the late 1940ísí Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. After graduating in 1951 he joined the legendary architectural practice of Arne Jacobsen. The partnership was short lived and Panton went on to establish his own firm. In 1960 Panton was the designer of the first ever single-form injection-molded plastic chair. It was this classic design that has made Panton a design icon the world over.
Panton had a prolific career as an architect, interior designer, furniture designer and art director. The Panton legacy lives on through his buildings and through his much beloved, innovative furniture designs.