How cool would it have been to be in Denmark in the 1950s and 60s (or in 2009 for that matter) and hanging out with Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Verner Panton?

Whilst they’re all uber cool in their own right, how amazing was Verner Panton (1926–1998).

I love the fact it’s published everywhere that he was known as L'enfant terrible (Terrible child), a French term for a child who is terrifyingly candid, saying embarrassing things to adults.

Known also as the L'enfant terrible of Danish design, Panton was characterised by Poul Henningsen as “stubborn and forever young”.

Never serious, Panton was a true innovator who injected colour and humour into everything to create iconic products like “fun” and “onion”.

Timeliness and inspirational and true to his nature, I would say his creations are still forever young Poul… next subject?
Images. Verpan

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