Verner Panton



In 1968, the student riots in Paris, Rome and the States revolted against rigid and conservative values and initiated the flower-power generation in the name of peace, love and harmony.

In the same year, Stanley Kubrick somehow introduced the future with the Verner Panton chair and man was supposed to land on the moon soon after. In the world of design, a colorful and fancy lampshade was hanging in restaurants and exhibitions. The Flower pot with its two diagonally arranged semicircular spheres has maintained its design quality over the years and is a synonym for past times.

In his early days, Panton often set off from Copenhagen with his strangely looking converted Volkswagen to travel through Europe, to meet friends and exchange ideas and good food.