Designed by Jerszy Seymour in 2004 / Polypropylene with fiberglass reinforcement.
This vaunted design was created for the 1940 MoMA exhibition “Organic Design in Home Furnishings.” The chair, which was the first to mold wood into complex curvatures and use the cycle-welding technique of bonding rubber to wood, won first prize at the show and would have been produced by Heywood-Wakefield had the war not intervened. The chair was finally mass produced by Vitra in 2006.
- One of the highlights of my recent trip to Basel, Switzerland, was crossing the border to visit the Vitra campus in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany, about 25 minutes from Basel, and exploring the VitraHaus.
Designed in 1960, the PK9 features a distinctive three-legged stainless steel base topped
by a leather-covered seat of pressure-molded polyester.
Obleeek goes oblong with their collection of polished-concrete planters which give your greens a solid, safe place to lay down their roots and grow. Though this one is extra large, there are smaller desktop varieties available as well as side tables and bird baths.
Your kids might be too young to fully appreciate the beautiful lines of a design classic, but they sure will love sitting—and sliding around—on Verner's Panton Chair. This Junior version is a quarter of the size of the original, and available in seven colors to match your little modernist's favorite hue.
Available in medium-density fiberboard or marble.