The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.
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. They were brought to life through a passion for design with form, creativity and functionality as the driving forces, not to mention an approach to colours, whitch was unique at the time; Panton use of colours has been a great source of inspiration for the foundation of Montana's colour universe.
The first chair by Verner Panton
The very first chair design of Verner Panton designed in 1955, Panton One, is available in handwoven paper string in the colours: Black and Nature and in eight cord colours: Duke, Holmes, Clark, Vincent, Carmen, Marylinn, Marcel and Scarlett.
Panton Wire – a timeless system
Panton Wire is raw yet elegant, light yet industrial in its design. The Panton Wire shelves can be used individually or in combination – on the floor, hanging on the wall or as room dividers.
Panton Wire is available in two depths, in chrome or lacquered in the colours Snow, Black and Monarch. Over the years, several accessories have been added such as glass shelves and top panels and recently an extended module.
The Pantonova modular wire seating system is a natural extension of the Panton Wire shelves, also manufactured by Montana in 1971. The idea with the chromed wire furniture was that the wire would catch the surrounding colour: "If you had a totally red room and you sat on a wire sofa, the sofa would 'disappear', so it seemed almost like the person was floating". Verner Panton at one point explained.
Pantonova – a modular wire seating system
The strong bond and shared history between Verner Panton and Peter J. Lassen has made it a natural choice for Montana to manufacture several of Verner Panton's designs - including the Pantonova modular wire seating from 1971.
The Pantonova offers endless applications in contemporary contexts, from lobbies, receptions, lounge areas and retail spaces - to the private living rooms of design aficionados.