Pantonova seating system by Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen, 1970's
The Pantonova seating system
In 1971, Verner Panton designed the modular wire Pantonova seating system for the now legendary Danish restaurant, Varna: the epitome of the 70s vibe, with its lavish, experimental shapes and vibrant colours. The Pantonova sofa gained further notoriety as the seat of choice of evil shipping tycoon Karl Stromberg in the 1977 James Bond movie,
The Spy Who Loved Me.
The Pantonova seating system consists of three distinct seating modules: Linear, Concave and Convex. The modules can be used alone as sculptural, iconic chairs – or freely combined and arranged into various organically shaped seating formations, such as a circle, a half-circle, a wave, or an S-shape.
About Verner Panton
The Danish architect and designer Verner Panton (1926-1998) ranks among the most prominent and innovative designers active during the second half of the 20th century. In the course of his long career, he created an extensive and multifaceted oeuvre in which his preference for mostly bold colours and his skilful play with basic geometric forms and figures manifested itself. Furniture was at the heart of Verner Panton’s creative output – such as the iconic Cone Chair and the Panton Chair developed together with Vitra, which is one of his best-known creations. In addition, Verner Panton designed numerous lamps and textiles. The interiors he designed, in which he merged elements from all areas of his work into a kind of synthesis of the arts, represent the creative highlight of his oeuvre. Prominent examples in this context include the Spiegel Publishing House in Hamburg (1968), the Visiona Exhibitions in Cologne (1968 and 1970) produced for the Bayer chemistry concern, and the restaurant Varna near Aarhus (1971). Some of Verner Panton’s most famous works, such as the Panton Chair and the Panthella Lamp, have been in production without interruption for decades or have returned to production in recent years.
About this set
We are absolute delighted to be able to offer you this rare and iconic set of two Convex Pantonova wire chairs plus sidetable. They are totally original including the red fabric cushions. With this set you can create your own preferred shape. Very good condition.