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Cantilevered Stacking Side Chair

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.



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TitleCantilevered Stacking Side Chair
CreatorVerner Panton for Herman Miller, Inc.
Date1960 - 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.

CollectionPermanent Collection, 1989.17.45

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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Museum
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids Public Museum Archives

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