Panton Chair The Panton Chair by Vitra was the first ever one-piece cantilever plastic chair, and remains an icon of 20th-century design. Add to Favorites Add to Binder Request a Quote Download PDF Manufacturer Vitra Dimensions 33.75"h x 20.75"w x 24"d Designer Verner Panton Year Designed 1960 Verner Panton was enthusiastic about the design potential of plastic, a new material at the time. One of his ambitions was to create a comfortable, all-purpose plastic chair moulded in a single piece. Because of technical progress in plastics processing, the Panton Chair has been through a number of production phases since its original launch. Created in 1960 with the assistance of Vitra technicians, the Panton Chair is the very first ever to be constructed from one continuous piece of material. Since its market launch, the Panton Chair has undergone several production phases. Not until today was it possible to produce it in line with Panton’s original idea, namely from consistently dyed, tough plastic with a matt surface and an affordable price.