Panton – Environments, colours, systems, patterns / Panton – Miljøer, farver, systemer, mønstre is a richly illustrated monograph about Danish designer Verner Panton (1926–1998). The book comes in a bilingual edition in Danish and English. It was designed by Michael Jensen of K Grafik, using François Rappo’s Apax (Optimo, 2016).
Verner Panton is the enfant terrible of Danish design. While his Danish design colleagues during the 1950s and 60s prioritised natural materials and manual craftsmanship, Panton went abroad and experimented with coloured plastic, fibre glass, steel and synthetic fabrics and tried out new industrial mass-production methods.
This book examines Panton’s almost scientific approach to environments, colours, systems and patterns as it unfolded in colourful total interiors and imaginative product designs. Panton’s oeuvre is presented as a truly pioneering effort that points towards modern design and the role of the visual in a globalised experience society.
Ida Engholm, associate professor and PhD (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation), and Anders Michelsen, associate professor and PhD (University of Copenhagen), have created a thought-provoking and multi-facetted portrait of one of Denmarks most influential designers.