Danish designer Verner Panton spent many years thinking about how to produce a plastic chair, moulded in one piece, that could be mass-produced and was stackable. Designer Matthias Brandmaier has created a one-of-a-kind homage to the now classic Panton chair, in wood, cut from a single beech trunk – with a chainsaw.
“The idea was to translate the original design of Verner Panton into another material, which requires a different structural form and transforms the chair according to the material.” says Brandmaier. “The aesthetics of the rough cut chair are in contrary to the original sleek and thin design from the late 60ies.”
“As this approach seems pretty wasteful on the material, this method of production is of course only possible in a small scale manufacturing, where the redundant wood was used for other objects and sculptures. The Wooden Panton is a single object, which explores the change of forms according to different materials.”