RESTAU­RANT VARNA, AARHUS, DEN­MARK (1971) IN­TE­RIOR BY VERNER PAN­TON

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Verner Pan­ton grew up in a Den­mark where, to his dis­may, “most peo­ple spend their lives… in dreary, grey-beige con­for­mity, mor­tally afraid of us­ing colours”. Pan­ton be­came one of his coun­try’s most fa­mous de­sign­ers by tack­ling that fear head-on – as this pic­ture of his rad­i­cal in­te­rior for a ru­ral restau­rant sug­gests. Af­ter be­ing let loose on the build­ing, a manor house in Jut­land, Pan­ton cov­ered the re­cep­tion desk with 112 lamps and smoth­ered the din­ing room ceil­ing in a cloud of padded spheres. The im­age ap­pears in a new book from Phaidon, a glossy tes­ta­ment to Pan­ton’s colour-soaked vi­sion. phaidon.com

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