“Verner Panton is one of the most prominent names in Danish design history. His spectacular use of colours and materials defied established norms and traditions and made the Danish architect world-famous as one of the most influential designers of his time, challenging habitual approaches to design.
The exhibition “Verner Panton – Colouring a New World” invites visitors to explore the expressive and unconventional designs created by this master of colour. Spanning five decades of colourful designs, the exhibition presents a wide selection from Panton’s world, including furniture, lamps and textiles, but also sensuous immersive environments such as Fantasy Landscape; a 48 m2 limited-edition interior landscape of softly undulating extra-vagant shapes in bold, intense colours. With installations like this, Panton departed from all conventional ideas of interior design: here floors, walls, ceilings and furniture merge to form a single, organic totality, offering Verner Panton’s take on how to live with all senses engaged. The installation ‘Light and Colour’, which Panton created for an exhibition at Trapholt in 1998, takes visitors through eight rooms, each with their own colour scheme. The result is a high-impact, sensuous experience that makes you aware of the physical effect of each colour and what it does to you.” (text from the press material from Trapholt).
All new photos in the book by ©Kenneth Stjernegaard and archive photos from ©Verner Panton Design AG.
The book is 240 pages, hardcover – and recently reviewed as “a photographic and graphic pearl“ and “a musthave“.
You can order the book from the museum’s website – follow this link.