THE EXHIBITION CATALOGUE FOR “MØRKETS SANS” (A SENSE OF DARKNESS):
GULLEPLET (THE GOLDEN APPLE):
APPELSINEN (THE ORANGE):
TYTTEBÆRET (THE CRANBERRY):
THE LOBBY BAR:
Here you can see another picture from the Lobbybar:
During some years back, I have had contact with a norweigan collector, Thomas.
He earlier collected Panton objects that originally was designed for the Astoria restaurant in Trondheim, Norway.
I have been lucky to buy some of his remaining pieces. Most part of them are now in museums in Norway.
The restaurant Astoria was designed by Verner Panton in 1960 and were destroyed in 1963 when the owners throwed most of the pieces away.
Thomas managed to track some of the pieces that were saved.
He also made an exhibition with his Astoria pieces plus original pictures from the restaurant: “Mørkets Sans” (A sense of darkness).
You can see the catalogue above.
The fabrics for the restaurant were handprinted in an attic in Sølvgade, Copenhagen, especially for the restaurant.
After this, in 1960/61, Unika Væv started to make these fabric prints in a serial production. They made a wide range of colours and patterns on different materials.
But these fabrics are the originals! These patterns are also bigger than the later ones.
Copyright for the pictures and also curator for the exhibition: Thomas Flor
Thank you for this Thomas!
You can read and see more about restaurant Astoria here: