panton pad.

the verner panton furnished and designed spiegel publishing house in hamburg, germany.
panton designed the entrance area with courtyard and lobby, the canteen and the bar areas, the swimming pool for the employees in the basement of the building, the rooms for the editorial conferences and the lounges, as well as the colour schemes for the hallways of the administration or editorial highrise buildings. all designs were his own – lamps, textiles and wall claddings, only the furniture had to be ordered from knoll international according to his contracts. the specially designed mirror lighting used on walls and ceilings was of major importance. while the swimming pool area was destroyed soon afterwards by a fire and the entry and lobby saw major redesign in the 1990s, the canteen has so far remained in the original version.
that swimming pool is killing me. and those chandeliers! the carpet! the ceiling!!!

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