Amoebe and Amoebe highback chair
Design Verner Panton, 1970.
Laminated structure, foam upholstery.
Made in Germany by Vitra.
'Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using color. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.' -Verner Panton.
The Amoebe was originally dreamed up for Panton's Visiona installation. It is a marvelous example of close-to-the-floor lounge furniture and embodies the spirit of the early 70's. In bright colors, the re-edition delivers even greater comfort thanks to its flexible backrest shell.
31.75' h | 24.5' w | 32.5' d
Amoebe highback has a flexible backrest that curves over the head of the sitter, forming a sculptural canopy. In this way, Amoebe highback creates a sense of shelter and seclusion - especially in large, open spaces.
As one of the most influential and remarkable designers of the era, Verner Panton has created objects, spaces and art. His original, space age designs have won numerous awards and been exhibited in museums and private collections around the world. His ideaologies and design concepts are apparent and have had great influence on 21st century design.
50' h | 24.5' w | 34.5' d