Celebrating Verner Panton, who was born on this day in 1926.

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“At school, when we had to paint something, I always tried to do things in a different way,” wrote Verner Panton. “I have always tried to find other ways, and have simply not been able to refrain. It has also been a handicap; it is easier to do what the others want. You don’t make yourself popular if you have other ideas.”

To the late Verner Panton, we raise our glasses to you today, on what would have been your 86th birthday, and we are very glad that you had the courage to follow your crazy ideas.

 

Screen shot 2012-02-13 at 2.35.26 PMShown: Fun Lamps and Panton Chairs.