Monday, May 31, 2010

Verner Panton

Verner Panton 13 February 1926 – 5 September 1998 is considered one of Denmarks most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials, especially plastics and in vibrant colors. His style was very "1960s" but regained popularity at the end of the 20th century; as of 2004, Panton's most well-known furniture models are still in production.

One of Panton's well known pieces

Panton was trained as an architectural engineer in Odense, he studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, graduating in 1951. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Verner Panton experimented with designing entire environments: radical and psychedelic interiors that were an ensemble of his curved furniture, wall upholstering, textiles and lighting. He is best known for the design of a German boats interior, now a famous museum. He is also known for a hotel in Europe that utilized circular patterns and cylindrical furniture.

1 comment:

  1. Brief. more about his wallpaper designs would have made it more relevant to graphic design