Author: Bianca KILLMANN Posted in Furniture

Year: 1971

Inspired from the Wire Cone Chair and the Wire Collection Verner Panton sketched PANTONOVA in 1971. The wire furniture series existed of wire sticks parallelly arranged to each other and left open to the sides. The deliberately elective, open creation demonstrated the pieces of furniture filigree and easily in spite of her massive construction method. The series enclosed a clothes stand, shelves, television armchair with footstool, flower column, bar stool and a seat group with a table fitting to it. The chairs can be unsed individually or as a group. Forwards sharp running up the form of the seat pieces reminded of those of a cake piece. A Pantonova Dining set existed of a table and six chairs. A coloured cushion upholsters the metal seat from and provided comfort. The effect the eating group had Verner Panton impressively demonstrated by the creation of the Varna Palace. PANTONOVA was made out of chromium-plated or nickel-plated steel wire. The metal scaffolding existed not only in nude silver, but, besides, varnished in grey, orange and turquoise. The upholsterer material came from Mira-X and was available in 48 colours in fine implementation and in the coarser quality in 13 tones. Also the list of the manufacturers is colourful. It begins with Fritz Hansen in Denmark, leads about expedit A/S and x-design with an excursion to Switzerland to the J. Lüber AG back to Denmark. In the meantime, the Wire Shelf is produced again by Montana. All the other members of the PANTONOVA family are not manufctured any more.