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BPF: Classic Design with the Museum of Design in Plastics - the Panton chair

Organised by BPF

Join Dr Louise Dennis, the Curator of the Museum of Design in Plastics for BPF's first Classic Design webinar when she will be discussing the Panton chair: its design, manufacture, and legacy. An S-shaped plastic chair created by the Danish designer Verner Panton in the 1960s. The world's first moulded plastic chair, it is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Danish design and was included in the 2006 Danish Culture Canon. The chair currently forms part of the permanent collections some of the world's most famous design museums including, New York's Museum of Modern Art, London's Design Museum, Berlin's German Historical Museum and Copenhagen's Danish Museum of Art & Design.

This is the first of a series of short lectures delivered for the BPF by Dr Louise Dennis, the Curator of the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP). MoDiP is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. It is the UK's leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics. MoDiP is a specialist research resource at the Arts University College at Bournemouth.

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