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Panton was a Danish designer working with furniture, lighting, textiles, interior, and total design. Educated as a construction engineer, as well as at the School of Architecture at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Panton set his own course for a colorful, futuristic universe of design—constantly crossing the boundaries between design, architecture, and art. He worked for the famous Danish designer Arne Jacobsen before starting his own design studio in Copenhagen in 1955. Later, he moved his design studio to Cannes, France (1962), and finally to Basel, Switzerland (1963–88), where he lived until his death in 1998.
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