Tivoli Chair

Author: Bianca KILLMANN Posted in Furniture

Year: 1955

It is supposed to be the Verner Panton’s first chair – the Tivoli Chair. Basically the chair existed of two elements which together formed a unity: a metal rack and a seat made out of plastic string or rattan. One could also say that the metal gave the massive frame which the plastic filled out in a filigree way. Panton brought these both parts together elegantly by two vertical metal crosspieces. Also the TIVOLI LOUNGE CHAIR, from the family of the Tivoli Chairs, was used in a restaurant in Tivoli, the recreational park and fun fair of Copenhagen. Special utility value: the ergonomically formed chair was stackable and weather resistant. The TIVOLI CHAIR is a seat of timeless elegance. Whether in restaurants, conference rooms, waiting rooms or event halls – the classic cuts everywhere a fine figure. Presumably this was also the reason, why the architects for the new arrangement of the Copenhagen Theatre helped the TIVOLI CHAIR to a leading role. The batch chair in best sense acted as godfather for the chairs covered with plastic string, which should not be absent in any garden in the 60s and 70s. Made once by Fritz Hansen, the Danish company DJOB Montana brought us back the Tivoli Chair family in 2003. And immediately in three manifestations: as a TIVOLI CHAIR, Tivoli Lounge Chair and Tivoli Bar Stool. According to the model between 60 and 110 metres of polyurethane string are interwined artfully. Legends never die.

Material: Metal, Polyurethan line
Manufacturer: DJOB Montana, Denmark