You can still get traditional finishes, but to liven up a room, check out the Vitra Panton chair in these new retro shades.
It’s an icon of modern design and much older than you might think. This futuristic design was actually conceived way back in 1960, which means it is now over 60 years old. And still looks like a chair from another planet.
The chair took some time to go into general production, but Vitra eventually offered it to the world in 1967, at a time when this kind of space-age design was the must-have look in any hipster’s home.
The Vitra production model of the Panton chair was the first chair to be made completely out of plastic in one single piece. Radical in looks and radical in terms of manufacture.
It has had several production phases since, but in 1999 Vitra finally made the chair in accordance with its original conception, which was out of durable, dyed-through polypropylene with a lustrous matt finish. A slightly flexible material that not only enhances the look but also makes it more pleasant to sit on.
And you can sit on it wherever you like, as this is an incredibly flexible piece of furniture. Use it indoors to enhance your space-age interior or just impress your design-loving friends. This is a piece of design that always catches the eye.
Or, this time of the year, use it outside. That plastic finish means the chair is ideal for a balcony, patio or garden. Strong against the elements and easy to wipe clean.
Yes, I love it – and even more so in the new set of colours. Yes, black and white are still available if you want to tone it down. But the new shades really do hark back to the original era. A splash of colour to bring any space to life.
Check them all out on the page and if you love them, each is available to order now. A Panton Chair retails for £259 these days, with a junior version for kids selling for £154.