The modern classic iconic Vitra Panton chair, designed by Verner Panton, just celebrated it’s 50th anniversary by creating 31 Customized Panton Chairs to be auctioned for charity.
Customized Panton Chairs
In honor of the anniversary Vitra launched a National Panton Chair Competition and asked architects and designers to reinterpret the modern chair. Some treated is as art, others made it interactive. The winning design was an entry from Jump Studios and the 2nd and 3rd place winners were Ben Adams and Maris Interiors, respectively.
Entries ran the gamut and included everything from Post-It note covered to Swarovski crystal studded versions.
Here are ALL the Customized Panton Chairs!
Shown at Top:
above: HKS International turned the chair on its side, transforming it into a glacier, complete with Polar Bear
All 31 entries were auctioned on 1st July 2010 and the proceeds of about £10,000 were passed onto Shelter.
The judge’s panel included:
TV presenter Kevin McCloud
Designer Terence Conranall
original photos (cropped for this post) by Nicole Bachmann © Vitra UK