Verner Panton Chair 1959/60
The first plastic chair to be conceived entirely as a single piece, but the materials and techniques to make it took several years to develop. The fibreglass reinforced polyester used in this early example was strong but brittle and heavy. Since then, polyurethane, polystrene and polypropylene have all been used to make the chair.
Designed by Verner Panton (Danish, 1926-1998)
Made by Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA, 1959/60