Vitra C1 Chair


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  • Designer : Verner Panton
  • Year of Design : 1959
  • Material : Laminate body, brushed steel base, polyurethane foam upholstery.
  • H: 73.5cm; W: 66cm; D: 58cm
  • Seat Height : 39.5cm
  • Delivery : Made to Order ; 6-8 weeks


The C1 Chair from Vitra was created around the same time as the Cone Chair and Heart Cone Chair - both by Verner Panton. Panton's career as a designer first peaked at the end of the 1950s. With a series of furniture featuring basic geometrical shapes he pre-empted Pop Art ideas and yet with the base frames clearly adopted the elegance of Scandinavian Modernism. With the C1 Chair Panton chose a section of a sphere from which to create this design. On swivel bearings and slightly tilted, the upholstered seat shell is astonishingly comfortable both for relaxed sitting, leaning back and for upright sitting.

The C1 Chair lend itself to all sorts of uses from private homes to hotels or reception areas. It also cuts a fine figure in larger groups!

It comes in a range of coloured Tonus (90% new wool, 10% helenca) fabrics.

See other Verner Panton designs.
See other Lounge Chairs & Chaise.
See the Vitra collection.