Fabulously funky Danish furniture, interior and lighting designer, born in 1926, died in 1998. He trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and initially worked in Arne Jacobsen´s architectural practice. He established his own design office in 1955 and is credited with the design of the very first single-form injection-moulded plastic chair - the Stacking chair, designed in 1960. With the Panton Chair, the first single-unit cantilevered chair made of moulded plastic, Verner Panton succeeded in creating one of the most famous chair designs of the century.
He liked to break up traditional notions of rooms with lighting and modular furniture. His chairs are often not just chairs, but explorations of space: they fit together, sometimes work upside down and sideways, and come in a huge range of amazing bright colours and fabrics. All his designs are enormous fun. His "Fantasy Landscape Room" at the "Visiona 2" exhibition became an emblem of the sixties which is included in virtually every study on Sixties design.