• Amoebe Highback Chair in color Brown
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Amoebe Highback Chair

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Amoebe Highback Chair
Verner Panton created this variation of his sinuous Amoebe chair where the flowing back continues and curves inward to form a sheltering canopy. This playful design is his modern take on a baldachin, a canopy that complemented thrones through history. Available in three boldly colored fabric covers, it’s a space-making statement piece that offers a comfortable family room retreat. Made in Germany by Vitra, a manufacturer of iconic modern furnishings that’s widely represented in MoMA’s collection.

After exploring Europe in a VW bus-turned-mobile-office, Danish designer Verner Panton launched his independent (and stationary) architecture and design studio in 1955. The boldly geometric forms of his debut encouraged a proliferation of furnishing and lighting designs. Panton’s love of intense color and compelling patterns also defined his extensive line of textiles. He is perhaps best know for his gesamtkunstwerk interiors where furniture, lighting, textiles, and wall decorations were designed as a comprehensive whole. Examples include the Cologne Furniture Fair (1968 and 1970) and the Spiegel publishing headquarters in Hamburg (1969). Panton's collaboration with Vitra produced his best-known design, the Panton Chair, introduced in 1967. The chair was Vitra’s first independently developed design and is included in MoMA’s collection, along with three other examples of Panton’s work.
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    Verner Panton
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    50h x 34.5w x 24.5"d
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