Key facts

Product:
C1
Family:
C1
Manufacturer:
Vitra
Designer:
Verner Panton
Architonic ID:
1072381
Country:
Switzerland
Launched:
1959
Groups:
Seating-Chairs
Office chair...-Visitors chairs/Side chairs
Lounge area/Waiting ...-Waiting area chairs

Concept

Verner Panton’s career as a designer first peaked at the end of the 1950s. With a series of furniture featuring basic geometrical shapes he pre-empted Pop Art ideas and yet with the base frames clearly adopted the elegance of Scandinavian Modernism. The best-known models from the series are the Cone Chairs and Heart Cone Chairs, originally designed for a restaurant. With the C1 armchair created around the same time, Verner Panton for the first time chose a section of a sphere. On swivel bearings and slightly tilted, the upholstered seat shell is astonishingly comfortable – both for relaxed sitting leaning back and for upright sitting. The C1 can be integrated into private apartments, hotels or reception areas, cuts a fine figure in larger groups.

Materials
Laminated body, brushed stainless steel base and central tube, polyurethane foam upholstery.

735 × 660 × 580 mm