Living Tower

Author: Bianca KILLMANN Posted in Furniture

Living Tower from vitra, Design 1968/1969 by Verner Panton.

Year: 1968/69

Residential sceneries were Verner of Panton’s favorite subject. His Living Tower, for the first time as a Phantasy Landscape on the Visiona 2 in completion presented, uses the three dimensions of space. The organically formed sculpture made from two compound elements can be used at four levels. All seat possibilities are formed ergonomically and thereby are exceedingly comfortable. Besides, the arrangement of the single surfaces promotes the communication. Verner Panton had a horror to be caught in one seat position the whole evening. Living Tower offers the perfect freeing from this compulsion. The seat object sprinkled all convention chains when Verner Panton gave it to the world in the end of the 60s. Once thought up Verner Panton used it with many spatial arrangements. The Varna Palace and his private Villa are two other examples of it. The production of the tower has a moved history: in 1969 and 1970 from Herman Miller for vitra built; until 1975 produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark; in 1997 Stega Polstermöbel in the Swiss was manufacturer; since 1999 the Living Tower now comes from vitra. Once in many colours made, there are currently three different tones: red, matt-blue and brown (chocolate).


Birchwood frame, polyurethane foam upholstery


vitra., Switzerland