2 In 1947, Panton moved to Copenhagen, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. By the time he graduated, he’d become the apprentice of Arne Jacobsen, a leading furniture designer, whom he assisted in the creation of the iconic Ant chair. From Jacobsen, Panton adopted the aim of designing innovative, inexpensive items that were widely available to the public.
3 Between 1953 and 1955, Panton motored throughout Europe, familiarizing himself with the latest in design and industrial production methods. Through these travels, he made the acquaintance of furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen, who developed Panton’s earliest designs, the Tivoli and
the Bachelor chairs.