The Panton Chair is the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Sleek, sexy and a technical first, the Panton was the chair of the era. A glossy red Panton featured in Nova magazine’s 1970 shoot in which a model demonstrated “How to undress in front of your husband”.
Panton Classic Chair, 1968, by Verner Panton, for Vitra
Aeros is designed as a circle, created as one, big, organically formed reflector with the light source placed at the top. The fixture is made from anodised aluminium, cast in two parts, with the joint serving to underpin the design. The reflector is designed with a perforated pattern at the rounded side while the upper and lower sides are unperforated. Light is emitted horizontally through the perforations and directly downward. Discreet light is also emitted upward. The dense, perforated pattern yields a three-dimensional effect giving the fixture an air of weightlessness.
Aeros, by Ross Lovegrove, for Louis Poulsen
ExoLight, Edition Galerie Tool by Laurent Massaloux
The light reminiscent of a traditional Japanese portable paper lantern Bon-bori is enhanced by the light coming through the double and triple layers.
Mayuhana, by Toyo Ito, for Yamagiwa