by Verner Panton, 1967

The Panton Chair Classic is a cantilever chair made by Swiss furniture manufacturer vitra. The Panton Chair Classic has been produced since 1990 by vitra in reference to Verner Panton’s classic original Panton Chair design of 1957. After nearly ten years of development work (1958-1967), the Panton Chair – now the Panton Chair Classic – finally went into series production. Due to the technical possibility to easily colour and form plastic, it was not until the death of the designer that Panton Chair and Panton Junior were produced. The design classic, however, and thus, if you like, the original is and remains the Panton Chair Classic.

Manufacturer Vitra furniture by Verner Panton
Material Polyurethane foam | Lacquered
Shipping 4-6 Weeks
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Panton Chair CLASSIC

The re-edition, more precisely the third version of the original design, consists of the material hard foam. In the finish, the body of the Panton Chair Classic, which rests not on the runner, but on circular glides, is lacquered high glossy. Available in the three colours white, red and black, the Panton Chair Classic stands out not only visually but also in terms of price compared with Panton Chair and Panton Junior made from polyurethane. The massive Panton Chair Classic is suitable as a solitaire as well as a seating group around a noble table in the dining room or in the salon.

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The ergonomic shape of the Panton Chair Classic promotes active sitting, something that Desiger Verner Panton was particularly interested in, as he himself did not want to sit in one place for long. Already since his architectural studies, Verner Panton has been working on chair designs that could do without the classic, four rigid legs. The designer did not oly expect a more dynamic look from this idea. The sit features should also offer more flexibility and variety of movement. After Panton had received several cancellations from other furniture manufacturers, he was able to inspire the entrepreneur couple Erika and Willi Fehlbaum of his idea. He moved to Basel, the headquarter of Fehlbaum’s company vitra. After almost ten years of development work, the Panton Chair – now Panton Chair Classic – finally went into series production.

Particularly in design classics such as the Panton Chair Classic, the risk of plagiarism is very high. If you want to purchase a Panton Chair Classic original, you will receive it with certificate from the design interior specialist Tagwerc.

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  • Material
  • Colour
  • Polyurethane foam
  • Black


  • Height
  • Width
  • Seat height
  • Weight
  • 83.00 cm
  • 60.00 cm
  • 41.50 cm
  • 6.50 kg


  • Outdoor suitable
  • Stackable
  • No
  • No

The Panton Chair was designed by
Verner Panton

Verner Panton X Pantop
Designer Verner Panton
Verner Panton
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Verner Panton in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Verner Panton is one of the most inspiring designers of the 20th century. With avant-garde designs using modern materials, the native Dane was far ahead of his time. The architect and designer created houses, furniture, lighting, textiles and everyday objects.

Chairs - Panton Chair Family

Felt pads suitable for the Panton Chair Model until 2020

Felt pads suitable for the Panton Junior

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