About the DesignerVerner Panton
Denmark (1926 - 2004)
Born on February 13, 1926 in Denmark, Verner Panton is known as one of the most remarkable innovative talents of 20th century design and architecture. While growing up, he longed to become an artist, but showed little talent for painting and drawing. Despite this, he won a place at the technical college in Odense. After completing his studies on Odense, Panton moved to Copenhagen in 1947 to enroll as an architecture student. Finally in 1955, Panton started his own design office. Besides being a great designer of carpets, Panton also designs furniture, lamps, fabrics, curtains, room and space designs, watches and accessories. "The main purpose of my work is to provoke the people to use their own imagination" - Verner Panton .
A variant of the cone chair, the Heart Cone Chair was designed one year later and given this name because of its heart-shaped outline. The Heart Cone Chair has large, projecting wings that could be interpreted as a contemporary take on the classic wing chair. It combines the elegance of the Fifties with the quirky style of the Sixties. In spite of its extravagant appearance the Heart Cone Chair is practical and surprisingly comfortable, ideal for everyday use in lobbies, restaurants and bars, as well as in the home.Features:
- Polyurethane foam upholstery
- GRP carcass
- Design is the process by which almost all objects in Vitra's surroundings are instilled with a specific design and function - from cars to paper clips, from clothing to chairs. And design does not just mean giving things a shape. Design creates the basis which enables things to function in the desired manner. It is a process in which complementary but often mutually contradictory requirements have to be met (comfort, technology, ergonomics, ecology, economics, aesthetics). Design can be successful only when the balance of all these factors is attained.
- Once in the factory, Vitra staff manufacture furniture to precise standards, individually ensuring the quality of each product
- Vitra has been certified for DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000
- Vitra's focus on quality does not end at the factory door - they believe that providing clients with exceptional service is just as important as manufacturing furniture. In order to make certain Vitra clients enjoy consistently high quality in all Vitra products, they have set up their own test center which monitors products against criteria that are far more stringent than the statutory standards.
- Ergonomics is an applied science that studies the relationship between human beings and machines. Vitra produces furniture that responds to the ergonomic requirements of the body and as a consequence has a positive effect on health and well-being. All Vitra products (except for the experimental series Vitra Edition) have been tested by independent institutions. They comply with prescribed standards under the European Directive on VDU Work and are marked with the GS seal (= Gepr fte Sicherheit or Tested Safety, seal of the independent certification company LGA).
- Vitra's contribution to ecological conservation does not stop with a close examination of materials and processes. All aspects of the company's work involve ecological thinking.
- In 1991, Vitra set up an internal ecology committee to discuss environmental topics. This team identifies new tasks, and its project teams work together to find solutions.
- Vitra uses only non-CFC foams and adhesives free of toxic solvents; all possible materials are recycled. Wherever possible, Vitra uses recycled materials.
- Vitra's goal during production is to minimize noise and emission levels as well as to reduce waste. Packaging materials are kept to a minimum and re-used as often as possible.
- Features:Stainless steel base in satin finish
- Collection: Verner Panton
- Distressed: No
- Country of Manufacture: Germany
- Overall Dimensions: 35'' H x 40.5'' W x 24.5'' D
- Seat Height: 15''