|Dining room designed by Darryl Carter featuring white Panton dining chairs (above)|
First introduced to market in 1967, this one material plastic cantilever chair has become a modern classic. The chair was created by designer Verner Panton and developed with furniture house Vitra. The original version of the chair in rigid polyurethane foam with a glossy lacquer finish is marketed under the name Panton Chair Classic – priced starting around $1700. The version sold today at places like Design Within Reach are made of a single piece of strong, flexible polypropylene with integral color that will not fade over time and priced at about $300.
The chair was a huge sensation at the time of its introduction and has remained such a staple that it is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.
I like a white Panton chair paired with classic dining table or as an accent piece in a room.
|Panton Chair – $310 (above)|
The chair comes in a variety of colors too. Just so you know, I often call it a swoosh chair…because there is something about it that looks like it is in fast motion!
Click here to shop for this chair.
What do you think of this modern classic? Would you use in your home?
P.S. Way back when (almost 6 years ago…I can’t believe I’ve been blogging this long!), I did a story on my friend’s kelly green dining room that featured some white Panton chairs. Click here to go back to the COCOCOZY archives to see that post!
Photos: Veranda Magazine; Architectural Digest; Meucanto Blog