Following an apprenticeship with Arne Jacobsen, Danish-born Verner Panton opened his own design office in 1955. His early designs were primarily focused on the chair, though later Verner Panton pieces included lighting and wall art. It’s his chairs, though, that—undeniably—remain his most magnificent achievements. From the plasticine-like shape of the stacking Panton chair to the delightfully fun Cone chair, Panton’s quest for innovation often resulted in years-long production delays. The issue? Technology had to work to keep pace with his mind’s most tenacious push towards the future.