Verner Panton

(Copenaghen, 1926 – Basilea, 1998)

“The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.”

A Danish visionary designer, Verner Panton was the architect of the aesthetic and cultural revolution of the 60s and 70s. Fascinated by modern technologies, he promoted the use of synthetic materials combined with bold and vibrant color ranges. His seatings, lamps and rugs are all characterized by a strong personality, where unusual shapes, new materials and intense colors reveal their strong, imaginative power.