Monday, May 17, 2010
The Red Chair
The Red Chair – Verner Panton
The “Red” chair, also known as the Panton, “S” or Stacking chair, was design around 1960 by maverick Danish designer Verner Panton. However it was almost a decade later in 1967 before it was mass produce by the American manufacturer Herman Miller. When it hit the market it was referred as the new symbol of Modernism.
The “S” chair is made using a single piece of twisted and shaped cantilevered plastic. Later on though it was fitted-out with a reinforced lacquered integument.
Panton’s design hasn’t faded away as a classic, it is still influencing many other designers such a Tom Dixon and his 1989 “S” chair.