Behind the Curtains – Vintage Modern Verner Panton

113T Chair by Verner Panton

Verner, you genius. You had it all– the restraint, the exuberant colors, chic materials. Who else could have made wool and chrome plated steel look so modern, up-to-the-minute in any age? These chairs are fabulous.

The 113T Chairs. Designed by Panton, produced by Fritz Hanson. Available now at Chicago’s Converso. $3,000 for the pair.

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Description – “Pantonova” Manufactured by Fritz Hansen and designed by Verner Panton. This iconic line of seating was designed in 1971.

This vintage set of six features rigid chrome steel construction and clean fluid lines. Panton’s outside the box thinking is evident in this seldom seen design.

Each section measures 28″ widest, 21″ deep, 28″ tall with a 15″ seat height. When assembled, the sofa has a diameter of 74″.

Condition – Superb vintage condition with few signs of use (if any).

Price – $5,999. Inquire about custom cushion options for the set.

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Amen – Church Chairs with Crucifix by Maxim Velcovsky

Design Therapy says:

Czech designer Maxim Velcovsky working with Jakub Berdych from Qubus Studio redesigned the interior of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Eastern Bohemia using customized Vernor Panton chairs with a perforated cross in the back. I’m intrigued. Perhaps this is what Mies van der Rohe was referring to when he said” God is in the details….”

Radio CZ says:

Maxim Velcovsky is one of the Czech Republic’s leading young artists. Most of his work is in porcelain and involves ‘reimagining’ everyday objects; among his best known pieces are a vase in the shape of a Wellington boot and a porcelain version of a typical water-cooler paper cup. He is also known for a huge fibreglass crucifix, which stands in a Protestant church in Hradec Kralove. I spoke to Maxim Velcovksy at an exhibition of his at Prague’s Galerie Kritiku, and began by asking him to explain the thinking behind his work.

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Living Tower Seating by Verner Panton

Living Tower Seating by Verner Panton

Living Tower Seating by Verner Panton at Phillips de Pury & Co.

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Blue Panton Chair

Blue Panton Chair

by Panton, Verner (1926-1998)

Sale Title MODERN DESIGN Location London, South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0194 Sale Number 5337


Estimate 400 – 600 British pounds

designed 1958/67, for Herman Miller, plastic, retains label 81.5cm. high

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