To coincide with the Cologne Furniture Festival, Chemical giant Bayer would hire a pleasure boat and have it transformed by a famous designer. In 1970 they hired the one and only Verner Panton whose vision for a fantasy landscape of organic shapes and psychedelic colour can only be described as epic. The Visiona exhibitions as they were called have since achieved an almost legendary status amongst enthusiasts.
The Ameobe chair was one of several products from Visiona which would be released as a commercial product. This unconventional lounge chair comes in both a highback (pictured here) and a low back version. Both versions feature a flexible back shell, so they’re every bit as comfortable as they look.
Whilst the rights to much of Panton’s work currently sit with Verpan, it’s Swiss company Vitra Furniture who were quick to acquire the rights on this piece of Danish design history.