Wire Cone chair, c. 1958-1966

Highly futuristic, Verner Panton’s series of cone chairs resulted from a conscious effort to eliminate any preconceived notions of how a chair should look. Many designers in the 1950s and ’60s proposed alternatives to the traditional four-leg chair, and Panton’s “ice cream cone” solution became a hallmark of his chair designs. Panton also set himself apart from other Scandinavian designers by favoring steel wire and colorful plastics over wood.

Details
Title
Wire Cone chair
Artist Life
1926-1998
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.276.327
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