Artist/Designer: Verner Panton
b. 1926 - 1998 Denmark
Title: Cone Chair 1958
Medium: Fabric covered foam, upholstered sheet metal, brushed stainless steel base with plastic glides
Dimensions: 32.25" h x 22.5" x 24.25", 19.25 seat height
Manufacturer: Vitra Design Museum.
Details: This version produced circa 2002. Still in production. Very good condition, used as showroom sample for a short time. Upholstered in Kvadrat Divina Red, in 100% wool. Note on this version, the seat cushion is held in place with velcro and can be lifted to reveal a hollow cone shaped storage space. Only 2 available at this price.
Notes from the Archive: The "futuristic" Cone Chair was the first in a series of designs by Verner Panton using a cone shaped base, followed by additional chairs (most notably the Heart Shaped Cone Chair and the Wire Cone chair), stools and tables. Panton's choice of color for his upholstered and plastic furnishings defined the predominate color schemes used during the late fifties and into the seventies.
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