Pantonova — An iconic and modular wire seating system

A landscape of lounge furniture by Verner Panton.

The Pantonova System was designed by Verner Panton in 1971 and consist of three different seating modules: Linear, Concave and Convex. The sculptural chairs can be used alone as an elegant touch or combined in various organic shapes like a circle, a wave or an S.

All modules come in steel which is processed and either chromed or powder coated in the colour Black Red. The Pantonova System is also available in an Outdoor version in electronic polished stainless steel. For the series you can buy additional cushions in leather, velvet or textile from Kvadrat.

Designer: Verner Panton

A landscape of seating

In 1971, Verner Panton designed the modular wire Pantonova seating system for the now-legendary Danish restaurant, Varna: the epitome of the 70s vibe, with its lavish, experimental shapes and vibrant colours. The Pantonova sofa gained further notoriety as the seat of choice of evil shipping tycoon Karl Stromberg in the 1977 James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me.

Verner Panton was an avid creator and innovator of modular, iconic furniture that merged with its spatial context, transcending the category of furniture. As such, Pantonova and Montana are a perfect fit.

A modular seating system

The modules can be used alone as sculptural, iconic chairs – or freely combined and arranged into various organically shaped seating formations, such as a circle, a half-circle, a wave, or an S-shape. Hence, the Pantonova design maintains iconic status, offering endless applications in contemporary contexts, from lobbies, receptions, lounge areas and retail spaces – to the private living rooms of design aficionados. The Pantonova system is also ideal as lounge furniture to create an outdoor space where the wire construction allows it to blend into the surroundings while still making its own strong design statement.

Verner Panton – created new shapes and challenged the entire colour universe

Verner Panton is considered one of Denmark's most influential 20th-century furniture and interior designers, not to mention one of the most avant-gardes. During his career, he created innovative and futuristic designs in a variety of materials and in vibrant, exotic colours.

More about Verner Panton

A shared world of ideas and colours

When Peter J. Lassen, the founder of Montana, first met the young Danish architect Verner Panton in 1956, neither of them was aware that this would be the beginning of a close friendship and life-long collaboration.

Between them arose a constant dialogue about design in which their shared world of ideas was surrounded by great mutual respect. The result was a large number of interesting and innovative pieces of furniture designed by Verner Panton. Some of these are manufactured by Montana today.