December 17, 2017

Design Supremo Verner Panton

From my blog Obsessions by Gessica. First published August 2014

Interior and furniture designer Verner Panton (1926-1998) could be described as the god of colour. Hailing from Denmark, he was one of the most remarkable innovative designers of the 20th century. Re-known for his futuristic furniture made of plastics and vibrant colours: you may recognise his Panton and Cone chairs around the world. He then ventured into designing complete interior spaces using a mixture of psychedelic colours and radical designs. Verner maintained a childlike vision to his designs through out his career, experimenting and pushing boundaries. His work is awe inspiring.

I wanted to share one of his works with you, the 1969 fit out of ‘Spiegel Publishing House’ in Hamburg. Here he designed everything from the colour schemes, textiles, lamps, ceiling lights to wall claddings. Only the furniture was not his, it was ordered from Knoll International.

  The Entrance

Lounge Area

Canteen One

Canteen Two

Staff swimming Pool

Light fittings

The great man himself Verner Panton in his famous Cone Chair

How lucky are those that work in the Spiegel Publishing House. And if the colours become to overwhelming you could escape by going for a dip in the pool. Then again it looks pretty bright in there too. Or you could sit in the green lounge area and meditate. Happy hour in one of the several canteens wouldn’t be a bad idea either. It’s all fabulous. I hope it turns into a hotel one day….then I can go and stay. 

If you loved this, then you are sure to like the rest of Verner Panton’s work. Click on his website  or here to see more of his interiors work.

Ciao for now

Gessica X