Seattle, Washington, 2008. The Graypants design studio was founded by architects Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle (and joined later by close friend, Jon Gentry) as a way to get back to what they'd originally loved about architecture: design, drawing and making things by hand.
XO. An old cognac ? "Kisses and hugs"? No. Look again. Don't try to apply a known pattern. It's a croos and circle. If you like rebus, you can even read it "Cross the line". See ? Now it's obvious. That's what design is all about a new look on things. Putting together forms that do not seem to go along naturally and see that, in fact they do. Like a cross and circle. Simple, graphic - And yet unexpected.
ENEA was founded in 1984 with its first participation in the FIM Trade Fair in Valencia (Spain), and showed a clear vocation to offer a modern design product that would be ideal for all kind of areas (private interiors; offices; hotels and restaurants; auditoriums, conference halls...).
Verpan is - much like Verner Panton - a product of the Danish design tradition, which have put Denmark on the world map for functional, modern and unique design.
In close collaboration with the Panton estate - especially widow Marianne Panton - Verpan has acquired the production and sales rights to a significant part of Verner Panton’s designs. In 2003 the production of lighting was initiated and in 2010 a furniture range was added. A continuous process of picking and choosing products from the vast treasure chest of Pantons work, will bring many more items to life again.
All of the Verpan products stand out as some of the most elegant and memorable of Verner Panton’s designs. Products that create life, sound, movement, colour and light - design that bring value into the visual world around us.