Verner Panton worked more extensively with color and form in his furniture and lighting than perhaps any other designer in the R collection. He approached design holistically, creating environments and considering the psychology of a space in a way that set him apart from his contemporaries. A true pioneer, Panton is an anchor of the Pop movement.
In late 2001 R Gallery opened an exhibition on Panton's work that infused the space with color and vitality. The gallery was transformed into two Panton "environments" -- one exploring his psychedelic use of texture, form and color and one exploring his controlled experiments with the idea of Op-Art and extending the visual plane through mirrors and illusion.
A number of pieces by Verner Panton, in particular chairs and lighting designs, remain immutable icons of 20th century design.