by Verner Panton, 1969

The Living Tower, one of Verner Panton’s most spectacular seating objects, is perfect for loungy living rooms, trendy bars and children’s rooms de luxe. Vitra, the Swiss interior design company, is manufacturing the luxury kind of cabin with four sitting positions. Not a normal chair but a unique room sculpture in Phantasy Landscape style referring to Visiona 2. According to your wishes the Living Tower will be custom-made.

Manufacturer Vitra furniture by Verner Panton
Material Birch plywood | Tonus
Shipping 6-8 Weeks
Inclusive Quality Check

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Living Tower

Modular residential landscapes were Verner Panton‘s favorite topic. The Living Tower, first time presented in perfection as part of the Phantasy Landscape at the Visiona, uses the three-dimensionality of space. The organically shaped sculpture of two composite elements can be used on four levels. All seating options are ergonomically shaped and therefore extremely comfortable. The each other facing arrangement of the individual seats actively promotes communication. A framework of birch plywood provides stability for the Living Tower. The upholstery made of polyurethane foam is upholstered with fabric and provides the desired comfort.

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Verner Panton felt very uncomfortable, beeing caught in one sitting position the whole evening. His Living Tower offers the complete liberation from this compulsion. The seat object blew up all conventional chains as Panton presented it in the late 1960s to the world. To this day, the Living Tower residential sculpture is unique in the furniture world. The further development of the Living Tower, the Living Sculpture, has been part of the design collection of the Center Pompidou in Paris, France, since 1991.

Once conceived, Verner Panton used the Living Tower throughout his life for many room designs. The restaurant Varna Palace and his private villa in the canton of Basel-Stadt are two more examples for this. The production of the residential tower has a turbulent history: from 1969 up to 1970 built by Herman Miller; until 1975 produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark; in 1997, Stega upholstered in Switzerland; since 1999, the Living Tower is now coming from Vitra. At the design interior specialist Tagwerc you will get the Living Tower as original with certificate.

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Living Tower vitra

  • Cover
  • Upholstery fabric
  • Colour
  • Virgin wool
  • Helanca
  • Width
  • Weight
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Fastness to light
  • Pilling
  • Fastness to rubbing
  • Frame
  • Structural frame
  • Upholstery
  • .
  • Red
  • 90%
  • 10%
  • 140 cm
  • 490 g/m²
  • 100.000 Martindale
  • Type 5
  • Grade 3
  • Note 3–4 dry and wet
  • .
  • Birch plywood
  • Polyurethane foam


  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Weight
  • 207.00 cm
  • 63.00 cm
  • 206.00 cm
  • ./.


  • Outdoor suitable
  • No
  • The Living Tower is built by hand after your order.

The Living Tower was designed by
Verner Panton

Verner Panton X Pantop
Designer Verner Panton
Verner Panton
Original Verliebt. Design objects by Verner Panton in the TAGWERC Design STORE.

Verner Panton is one of the most inspiring designers of the 20th century. With avant-garde designs using modern materials, the native Dane was far ahead of his time. The architect and designer created houses, furniture, lighting, textiles and everyday objects.

Living sculpture Living Tower