Verner Panton – Official

1950-1952 – Verner Panton and Arne Jacobsen

Works for the renowned Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen.

Between 1950 and 1952 Verner Panton worked for the architect Arne Jacobsen, who became his second important mentor in addition to Poul Henningsen. In Jacobsen’s office Panton was mainly occupied in furniture design and he participated in the development of the ‘Ant’, one of Arne Jacobsen’s best-known chairs. Many years later Panton talked about his work with Jacobsen: “The older I become the more respect I have for Arne Jacobsen, although our ways of thinking differed in many ways. When you consider everything that Arne Jacobsen achieved in many different fields you realise that he has no equal. Of course his skills were accompanied by talent, energy, economy and luck. And perhaps everything was a little too tidy. But I have never learned as much from anyone as I did from Arne Jacobsen, including the ability to feel uncertain and never giving up.”