Verner Panton is one of the most colourful designers of the 20th century and a source of inspiration for architects and designers in the fields of textiles, furniture and interior décor. After studying architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, he worked at Arne Jacobsen's design studio for two years. In 1955, Panton unveiled his first chair, called 'The Tivoli Chair', which was designed for a restaurant in Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens for use both indoors and outdoors.
In 1998, Peter J. Lassen relaunched Verner Panton's wire shelving system for Montana. In 2003, the iconic Tivoli Chair was put back into production by Joakim Lassen. The range has since been enlarged to include a bar, lounge, kids and kitchen version, based on Panton's ideas and concepts. The chair series is today called Panton One. In 2013, Verner Panton's Bachelor chair, with accompanying foot stool and coffee table, was also put back into production for Montana.