Verner Panton, born in Gamtofte in 1928, was a Danish designer and architect. Already an established artist in Odense, he began studying architecture at the Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating from high school in 1951, he worked in Arne Jacobsen's studio, before starting his own business a few years later. Panton is remembered for his innovative design and architecture proposals, such as the Cardboard House and the Plastic House (1960) or his chairs without legs and backs, such as the Panton Chair, launched by Vitra in 1967 and then subsequently as a re-edition in the nineties. He died in Copenhagen in 1998.