Author: Bianca KILLMANN Posted in Furniture

Amoeba from vitra, Design 1969/1979 by Verner Panton.

Year: 1969/1970

They were part of Verner Pantons legendary Visiona 2-exhibition within the frame of the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1970, the AMOEBAS. The skilfully curved armchairs arranged atmospheric in the ambience of countless Ring Lamp were thought up by Verner Panton in two variations. While the backrest of the AMOEBA ends below the shoulders, the organically seeming seat back of the Amoeba Highback stretches above the head of the sitter. This special form of design creates a space in the space and at the same time peruades security. The ameba, the protozoon with variable figure, was the inspiration source. An organically seeming plastic bowl, integrated in a foamed plastic upholstery, specifies the form. From 1970 the upholstered furniture company Hukla in Baden Gegenbach and the French company Airborne International in Montreuilsous-Bois made the Amoeba series, indeed, without plastic core. vitra makes the pieces of furniture as re-designs with even more comfortable back bowl since 2006 and 2008.


polyester, plastic foam, cover in nine colours


vitra, Switzerland