Heart Cone Chair, 1959
This is a chair. It was designed by Verner Panton and manufactured by Vitra AG. It is dated 1959. Its medium is steel, stainless steel, molded plastic, woven wool upholstery. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The exaggerated shape of the Heart Cone chair’s back glances coyly toward traditional enveloping wing chairs, but its bright-red upholstery and playful form reveal a pop sensibility. Its curves and careful craftsmanship are emblematic of Danish mid-century design, while its bold spirit sets it definitively apart.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 91.4 × 101.6 × 73 cm (36 in. × 40 in. × 28 3/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Heart Cone Chair, 1959; Designed by Verner Panton (Danish, 1926–1998); steel, stainless steel, molded plastic, woven wool upholstery; H x W x D: 91.4 × 101.6 × 73 cm (36 in. × 40 in. × 28 3/4 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-57
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.