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Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen 'Pantonova' Sofa



Verner Panton for Fritz Hansen, sectional sofa model 'Pantonova', metal, fabric upholstery, Denmark, 1970s This large sectional sofa elements by Danish designer Verner Panton. It was originally designed and produced as part of the work for the Varna restaurant in Århus, Denmark. The sofa is in fact built up of various chairs that together form a sofa. The 'chairs' are upholstered with loose cushions but may also be used without upholstery. Each element consists of parallel metal wires and the sides are left open. The metal carcass bended and curved into a chair. The upholstery makes a nice contrast to the shimmering silver colored frame. Verner Panton (1926-1998) was a Danish designer and architect. After his architecture degree at the Royal Academy of Copenhagen Panton worked for two years with Arne Jacobsen. He opened his own practice in 1955. Panton is known for his colorful and bold pieces that are architectural in their design as they are able to define space. He most known for his complete interior designs, as he often designed furniture that covered the whole space including ceilings, floors and walls. He used materials such as plastic, metal rods and fabric, all very flexible and technical materials that he used to their full potential. His best known interior examples are the 'Visiona' boats on the occasion of the Cologne Furniture Fair (1968 and 1970), the interior of the Der Spiegel publishing house in Hamburg (1969) and the 'Varna' restaurant in Aarhus (1970). Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well. Please note that we have more elements in stock to create a bigger sofa. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.


  • Creator
    Verner Panton (Designer),Fritz Hansen (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 22.05 in. (56 cm)Depth: 25.99 in. (66 cm)Seat Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high-quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450022601stDibs: LU933123206732

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Verner Panton

Verner Panton introduced the word “groovy” — or at least its Danish equivalent — into the Scandinavian-modern design lexicon. He developed fantastical, futuristic forms and embraced bright colors and new materials such as plastic, fabric-covered polyurethane foam and steel-wire framing. And Panton’s ebullient Pop art sensibility made him an international design star of the 1960s and ’70s. This radical departure from classic Danish modernism, however, actually stemmed from his training under the greats of that design style. Born on the largely rural Danish island of Funen, Panton studied architecture and engineering at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where the lighting designer Poul Henningsen was one of his teachers. After graduating, in 1951, Panton worked in the architectural office of Arne Jacobsen, and he became a close friend of Hans Wegner's. Henningsen taught a scientific approach to design; Jacobsen was forever researching new materials; and Wegner, the leader in modern furniture design using traditional woodworking and joinery, encouraged experimental form. Panton opened his own design office in 1955, issuing tubular-steel chairs with woven seating. His iconoclastic aesthetic was announced with his 1958 Cone chair, modified a year later as the Heart chair. Made of upholstered sheet metal and with a conical base in place of legs, the design shocked visitors to a Copenhagen furniture fair. Panton went on to successive bravura technical feats. His curving, stackable 1960 Panton chair, his most popular design, was the first chair to be made from a single piece of molded plastic. Three years later, he introduced the S model, the first legless chair crafted from a single piece of plywood, cantilevered on a round metal base. Panton would spend the latter 1960s and early ’70s developing all-encompassing room environments composed of sinuous and fluid-formed modular seating made of foam and metal wire. He also created a series of remarkable lighting designs, most notably his Fun chandeliers — introduced in 1964 and composed of scores of shimmering capiz-shell disks — and the space-age VP Globe pendant light of 1969. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Panton’s designs are made to stand out and put an eye-catching exclamation point on even the most modern decor.
About the Seller
4.8 / 5
Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

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