PANTONAEF

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Around 1975, Verner Panton designed a toy system similar to LEGO but with frames and plates. He financed it himself and made several tests before he introduced it to Kurt Naef. Kurt was a swiss toy maker known for high quality toys in wood. Together they launced the new toy system called Pantonaef around 1979. They were clearly ahead of their time and Kurt described the project as the biggest misstake ever. People were more interested in wood pieces but nowerdays, these plastic toy system are highly wanted by collectors.

Here you can seeĀ  the different plates and figures in my collection. I have really tried to find all the possible colours ever made. The basic six colours that were sold in stores were a light and dark version of: red, blue and grey. So far I have founded about 30 different prototypes colours / shades. Most of these are very rare prototypes that comes from Verner himself for the first pre-series from 1975. Some prototype plates have even coloured leather pieces glued to them.

If you have any questions about the Pantonaef toy system, please send me an email: niklas@pantonworld.com

Pantonaef Clownpantonaef_clown008pantonaef_clown0071975 Pantonaef Clown
Pantonaef
Design: Clown
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates + prototype plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef
Design: Cow
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
1975 Pantonaef Rabbit1975 Pantonaef Rabbit1975 Pantonaef Rabbit1975 Pantonaef Rabbit1975 Pantonaef Rabbit1975 Pantonaef Cow Rabbit1975 Pantonaef Rabbit Cow1975 Pantonaef Rabbit
Pantonaef
Design: Rabbit
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Built out of new old stock boxes with Pantonaef plates and frames.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Kurt Naef.
1975 Pantonaef Couplesstripe eve pantonaefpantonaef pantonworld 007pantonaef pantonworld 0141975 Pantonaef Couplepantonaef pantonworld 022pantonaef pantonworld 043pantonaef pantonworld 042
Pantonaef
Design: Couple
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates. Also prototype plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
1975 Pantonaef Owls1975 Pantonaef Owlpantonaef prototypes 013pantonaef prototypes 014pantonaef owl 001PANTONAEF-030pantonaef owl 004pantonaef owl 003Pantonaef OwlPantonaef Owl1975 Pantonaef Owl
Pantonaef
Design: Owl
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef
Design: Checkers Panel
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef
Design: Duck
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef
Design: Giraffe
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates. Also from prototype plates
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef
Design: Camel
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
PANTONAEF 0391975 Pantonaef RhinoPANTONAEF 0381975 Pantonaef Rhino
Pantonaef
Design: Rhino
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
1975 Pantonaef Crocodile
Pantonaef
Design: Crocodile
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
1975 Pantonaef Flamingopink flamingo
Pantonaef
Design: Flamingo
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef Fish
Design:
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef
Design: Formation from Kurt Naef book
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Model from a book about the Swiss company Naef. Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
1975 Pantonaef Bus1975 Pantonaef Buspantonaef pantonworld 051pantonaef pantonworld 052
Pantonaef
Design: Bus
Year: ca 1979
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
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Pantonaef Panels
Design:
Year: ca 1975-79
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Piece made out of new old stock boxes of Pantonaef plates. Also with prototype plates.
Provinance: Panton Design Office and Naef.
1975 Pantonaef box1975 Pantonaef rests
Pantonaef
Prototype pre-serie tests
Year: 1978
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Tests for making the Pantonaef toy system 1978. Several boxes with dated notes how to mix the material when making them.
Provinance: Co-worker at Panton Design office
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Pantonaef
Prototype Plates in chrome
Year: ca 1975-78
Size:
Colour: Silver
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: 2 chromed prototype plates from the first pre-series. As far as I know, the only two remaining pieces of the chromed plates.
Provinance: Kurt Naef
Pantonaef blackPantonaef transparant 1Pantonaef transparant 2Pantonaef light orangePantonaef medium orangePantonaef dark orangePantonaef strong orangePantonaef light purple melangePantonaef light purplePantonaef medium purplePantonaef dark purplePantonaef light pink melangePantonaef medium pink melangePantonaef light pink warmPantonaef light pinkPantonaef medium pinkPantonaef dark pink
Pantonaef Toy System
Pre-series prototype plates
Year: 1978
Size:
Colour: different
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Pre-series prototype plates for the Pantonaef toy system.
Provinance: Panton Design Office.
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Pantonaef
Prototype plates with leather cover
Year: ca 1975-79
Size:
Colour: Multicolour
Material: Plastic / leather
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office from ca 1975, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: One-off prototypes. Leather covered plates from the first pre-series.
Provinance: Kurt Naef
Pantonaef framesPantonaef framespantonaef red darkpantonaef red lightpantonaef blue darkpantonaef blue lightpantonaef grey darkpantonaef grey lightPantonaef stickers
Pantonaef Toy System
Standard set of boxes, instructions, plates and frames
Year: 1979
Size:
Colour: Dark blue, light blue, dark red, light red, dark grey, light grey
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Naef
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: The standard Pantonaef sets that was serial produced by Naef. New old stocks
Provinance: Kurt Naef.
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Pantonaef Toy System
Printed plate
Year: 1979
Size:
Colour: Light grey/black
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Naef
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Printed plates with the manufacturers name and logo.
Provinance: Kurt Naef.
Das neue PantonaefDas neue PantonaefSome updated picturesSome updated pictures1975 Pantonaef folder
Pantonaef
Merchandise and commersial products
Year: 1979
Size:
Colour: different
Material: Paper
Manufacturer: Verner Panton Design Office, Kurt Naef from 1979
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Merchandise and commercial products for selling the Pantonaef system
Provinance: Kurt Naef
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Pantonaef plates
Later chromed plates
Year: 2015
Size:
Colour: Chrome
Material: Plastic
Manufacturer: Panton World
Country: Switzerland
Remarks: Two later chromed Pantonaef plates by Panton World made as a test to see the structure.
Provinance: Panton World