Cantilevered Stacking Side Chair
Verner Panton for Herman Miller, Inc. - 1960 - 1975
The Panton Chair was the world’s first molded plastic (fiberglass, polyester) chair and is considered a masterpiece of Danish design. The Scandinavian style chair forms a single, continuous molded surface in highly reflective black plastic, which is shaped into a modified ‘S’ with contoured back and seat areas and rounded corners.
|Title||Cantilevered Stacking Side Chair|
|Creator||Verner Panton for Herman Miller, Inc.|
|Date||1960 - 1975|
Designed by Verner Panton, who was said to be inspired by a set of neatly stacked plastic buckets. Panton, 1926-1998, was considered one of Denmark’s most influential designers, both of furniture and interiors.
‘1973’ & Herman Miller logo on the seat bottom.
Measurements: 32 ¾ in. high, 19 in. wide, 17 ½ in. long.
|Collection||Permanent Collection, 1989.17.45|
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|Institution||Grand Rapids Public Museum|
|Physical Storage Location||Grand Rapids Public Museum Archives|