Danish designer VERNER PANTON [1926-1998] is regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century design. His career was characterised by his creation of innovative, avant-garde objects that continue to make their mark on design history. From 1950 to 1952, he collaborated with another key figure in the world of design, Arne Jacobsen. Then, in 1955, he established his own design practice in Switzerland. In the late 1950s, Verner Panton’s chairs became increasingly unconventional: the feet disappeared altogether and the backs receded.