Verner Panton, born in 1926 in Denmark, studied at Odense Technical College before enrolling in the Department of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. From 1950 to 1952, he worked for Arne Jacobsen's firm before founding his own studio in 1955 and focusing on experimental architecture and design. In 1959, he debuted his Cone Chair. In 1960, he developed the first inflatable furniture collection and began working on interior design projects. In the early 1960s, Panton moved to Basel beginning the productive and fruitful relationship with Vitra, with whom he developed the S Chair.