Known for his use of vibrant colors and futuristic forms, Danish furniture and interior designer Verner Panton helped create the psychedelic style of the 1960s. Panton studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen and then worked for architect Arne Jacobsen before opening his own practice in the 1950s. The studio was recognized for its avant-garde architecture, including the Collapsible House and the Cardboard House. Panton also brought that revolutionary attitude to his furniture and product designs. He experimented with new materials and shapes to create pieces like the famous S chair, which was the first single-form, injection-molded seat ever manufactured. Panton’s love of color, shape and light inspired products like his rainbow-hued Panthella light for Louis Poulsen, which remains one of his most popular and enduring designs today.
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