Panton’s designs challenged the interior trends of the time with colours, shapes and materials. In his words: “Most people spend their lives living in dreary, grey-beige conformity, mortally afraid of using colors. By experimenting with lighting, colors, textiles and furniture and utilising the latest technologies, I try to show new ways, to encourage people to use their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting”.
Panton had a very clear attitude regarding his work and consciously made the decision to use different and daring materials. His use of different materials often led to his contemporaries disparaging the 'timelessness' of his design. The great interest in his design today proves quite the opposite.
- Verner Panton