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The perfect scenery for Verner Panton classics

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From the time of its completion in 1951 and until his death in 1971, the world-renowned architect Arne Jacobsen lived and worked in one of the Søholm houses in the area known as Bellevue on the outskirts of Copenhagen in Denmark. 

After a long and careful restoration, the house was brought back to the original beauty. We got the exceptional opportunity to shoot images of the Panton One and Pantonova series in the historic house before it once again became a private family home.

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Panton One terrace chair in the home of danish designer Arne Jacobsen | Montana Furniture
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From the time of its completion in 1951 and until his death in 1971, the world-renowned architect Arne Jacobsen lived and worked in one of the Søholm houses in the area known as Bellevue on the outskirts of Copenhagen in Denmark. 

After a long and careful restoration, the house was brought back to the original beauty. We got the exceptional opportunity to shoot images of the Panton One and Pantonova series in the historic house before it once again became a private family home.

Panton’s first chair

Between 1950 and 1952, Verner Panton worked in Arne Jacobsen’s drawing studio, and Jacobsen became a huge source of inspiration for Panton. In 1955, Verner Panton designed his first chair in his own name: the Panton One. Montana re-launched the chair in 2003, adding new colours to both the frame and the cord. The Panton One chair in stainless steel and cord can be used outdoor.

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Yellow Panton One dining chair with silver grey frame - perfect for the terrace or the dining room | Montana Furniture

Panton One Dining chair with cord in the colour Vincent and frame in Silkgrey 

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White Djob Table with tabletop and frame in the color Snow - Perfect as one dining table, work desk, meeting table or school desk | Montana Furniture

Djob Table with laminate tabletop and frame in the color Snow

 

 

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A landscape of seating

In 1971, Verner Panton designed the modular wire Pantonova seating system for the now legendary Danish restaurant, Varna. It was the epitome of the 70s vibe, featuring lavish, experimental shapes and vibrant colours. Pantonova gained further notoriety as the seat of choice of the evil shipping tycoon, Karl Stromberg in the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me. Montana relaunched the iconic seating system in 2019 and in 2020 the outdoor version of the design was presented. 

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Pantonova concave and convex in the colour chrome with Panton Wire tables | Montana Furniture
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The original colours restored in the townhouse

The greenish blue colour on the wall was recovered under old paint and wallpaper by colour archaeologists and architects as part of the restoration of the house. The findings showed that Arne Jacobsen had painted the house in green, turquoise and yellow tones, establishing a perfect tone between the interior and the exterior. 

In 2005, the Danish real estate firm Realea A/S purchased Arne Jacobsen’s townhouse and recently completed a thorough restoration of the property.

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Panton One lounge chairs with frame in stainless steel -  for indoor or outdoor use | Montana Furniture

 

 

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Staircase in green / turquoise colour in Arne Jacobsen's home | Montana Furniture |
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Panton One Terrace chair with frame in Stainless steel- perfect as a dining table chair and lounge chair | Montana Furniture

Panton One Terrace chair with cord in colour Duke and frame in Stainless steel

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Pantonova Convex lounge chairs lounge in chromed-plated steel wire – perfect for the lobby, lounge and reception areas | Montana Furniture

Pantonova Convex Sofa module and lounge chair in chromed-plated steel wire

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