Much like the majority of his work, Verner Panton’s Cone Chair sits somewhere between Pop-art whilst also having many futuristic qualities of the Space age.
How the chair got it’s name is obvious upon viewing. Whilst the form and shape is unsurprising from our contemporary perspective, when the seat was first displayed in 1958, it’s gravity defying nature stopped traffic and prompted police to ask for it’s removal from the showroom window.
The Cone chair was originally designed for a Danish restaurant, but today it’s remembered as an icon of its era. The chair is still available from the original manufacturer Vitra.