Verner Panton (1926 – 1998) was born in Gentofte, Denmark. He studied architecture at Copenhagen’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts before interning at Arne Jacobsen’s architectural practice. Panton launched a successful career in furniture and interior design soon after, opening his design studio in 1955. He became well-known for his avant-garde designs infused with a futuristic op art aesthetic, experimenting with vivid colors and the influence of lighting on surroundings. Panton’s work is manufactured by a number of brands including &Tradition, Louis Poulsen, Verpan, and Vitra. Panton’s designs are included in the permanent collections of museums around the world.