Cone Chair

Author: Bianca KILLMANN Posted in Furniture

CONE CHAIR, 1958 Verner PANTON

Year: 1958

For Kom-igen Inn, the restaurant of his father, in 1958 Verner Panton was in search of a club armchair which should unite geometrical forms and functionality. The CONE CHAIR does no only justice this claim, he also excels every expectation which one had to date to a club armchair. The basic form of a cone was stored on an underframe of metal. In addition this physically impossible appering construction was in addition rotary. No miracle that the CONE CHAIR caused worldwide sensation after opening the restaurant. The enthusiasm was so big that the chair, in a small series exclusively for the inn made, went at the Danish company Plus-Linje in a row a year later. Besides, the first piece of furniture of the Series K sketched by Verner Panton is the CONE CHAIR K1. He is complemented with the stool Cone Stool. Both are produced in nine different colours by vitra today.

Material

laminated body, foot cross from brushed high-grade steel, polyurethane foam upholstery, nine colours

Producer

vitra, Switzerland