Vitra Living Tower

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Throughout the 1960s, a hot topic that was flourishing in the design world was the idea of the "domestic landscape." As a leader in interior installations, Verner Panton became known for his use of bright color and geometric patterns. He also made waves with the way he fused all elements of a room in his work—from furnishings and textiles, to wall panels made of unexpected materials. In 1969, he took a stab at the domestic landscape concept  by creating the Living Tower for Vitra. Built with a stable understructure of birch plywood and a shapely upholstery made of polyurethane foam, the furniture sculpture consists of four different levels. Its organic form and comfortable interior niches create a one-of-a-kind seating tower that’s designed to encourage communication between multiple people.

Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

Written by Paige Alexus / Dwell