In the early sixties, the Danish Designer Verner Panton realised an idea that had preoccupied him for many years by producing a plastic chair from a single moulding.
In 1967, the Panton Chair went into mass production. It was a huge hit, winning over the design community and indeed a few award along the way. One of the first chairs can now be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York – a sign of its status as a classic of modern furniture design.
So that puts it out of your price range. Well…not quite.
At the moment you can get a limited-edition purple version of the chair for £162 at www.panik-design.com which is based in the UK. And if you’re interested in Panton, you can also find out more about the whole range produced by Vitra – the only authorised manfacturers of Panton’s designs in Europe at www.vitra.com.