I had once heard that the heart wants what it wants. If that assumption were true, would it be applicable to my love affair for the Panton Chair?
Truth be told, I have never adored a single piece of furniture (/ART ) as much as I love the this one. In fact, six years ago, I told myself this piece of history would be my first luxury purchase. For the time being, I have cushioned myself on it countless times (in various stores and public spaces) and I never tire of doing so.
In technical terms, Panton chair is formed after the human body and has a cantilevered base. The iconic Verner Panton designed it in the late 1960s- with the assistance of Vitra. Also, it is the first “fully plastic chair made from a single section.”
For the market, it is safe to say, Panton chair’s success is due to its cunning + stunning appeal together with its relentless versatility. From the modern 60s look, to the contemporary eclectic era of the 21st century, it is comparable to a chameleon morphing its way into every scenario it faces. A handful of which portrayed below:
The ultimate example would be its appearance at Bartholomew Church in Eastern bohemia by Maxim Velcovsky.
What more can we ask for from a single piece of furniture?
….What about the kids, you ask?
This was set to production almost twelve years ago. Talk about being ahead of the trends.
I guess communities of people are having this love affair along with me after all.
For the mean time, I’d have to satiate my longing with visuals, so I have created a pin board entirely dedicated to this piece of art (and since imitation is a form of flattery, there are some unoriginals included within the board). Enjoy! xx