Court gives a new name to a classic chair


The Danish Supreme Court has determined that the furniture company Montana is no longer allowed to name the architect Verner Panton’s easy chair in string and steel tubes Tivoli chair. Instead, the chair will now be named Panton One, as it is the first chair that Verner Panton designed during his career.

The chair was originally designed for a restaurant in Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park in 1955, and therefore it was a natural thing to name it the Tivoli chair. This name was used again when Montana relaunched the chair in 2003, but now the court has determined that the rights to the name were not included along with the chair in connection with the relaunch.

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