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Cone Chair, 1959

This is a chair. It was designed by Verner Panton. It is dated 1959 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is cast steel, foam rubber, wool upholstery. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Danish designer and architect Werner Panton created some of his greatest designs from experimenting with form, materials, and rich color, the latter being one of Panton’s trademarks. Color was often a focal point in his furnishings, as seen in this vibrant red, futuristic looking cone chair. In his later work, Panton created rooms as total environments, focusing on textiles as coordinating elements and a means of expressing color in a unified interior.

This object was donated by Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 82 x 57 cm (32 5/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

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Cone Chair, 1959; Designed by Verner Panton (Danish, 1926–1998); Denmark; cast steel, foam rubber, wool upholstery; H x diam.: 82 x 57 cm (32 5/16 x 22 7/16 in.); Gift of Barry Friedman and Patricia Pastor; 1986-99-44

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