The uncompromising bad boy of postwar Danish design, Verner Panton created enduring icons of pop culture, beloved the world over. He broke with the Scandinavian tradition of handcrafted teak-wood furniture to pioneer the use of plastic, fibreglass, synthetic fabrics, and industrial mass production, and this thoroughly researched and exhaustively illustrated book examines Panton’s ground- breaking approach to environments, systems and patterns. Panton’s oeuvre is a truly pioneering achievement, the wide-ranging influence of which is still felt today.
Born in Denmark but spending most of his life in Switzerland, Verner Panton studied with lighting designer Poul Henningsen and worked for architect- designer Arne Jacobsen, both profound influences. Ida Engholm is associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Anders Michelsen is associate professor at the University of Copenhagen.