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Pantone, a universe of colors

Cups, chairs, books, candles, card holders, cases for iPhone, shirts, bags ... PANTONE Universe expands to the confines of the imagination.

Category: Shopping | 1 September, 2011
Illustration: Anna Solsona

It is possible that Lawrence Herbert invented the PANTONE after arguing with his wife by the color of the walls. That she preferred a kelly green and he a yellow mimosa him or gentian blue and have it good, it’s a logical assumption, right?

Happen as happen, blessed be the day that the good of Lawrence, a merchant of colored cards to cosmetics companies, decided in 1963 to apply common sense and classify all colors assigning them a number, creating what later became identification system in the global reference color. A tool used daily by millions of designers, interior designers, printers, cosmetic makers, painters … And anyone who does not want to lose more than five minutes discussing whether “it” is maroon or burgundy.

The invention of the first pantonario was the big bang of a universe of colors that is expanding every day more and more. Today there are thousands of color references and ranges as print materials and surfaces (paint, plastic, fabric, colors, web, etc.) and hundreds of design objects and accessories are produced under license PANTONE all over the world.

This is what is known as the PANTONE UNIVERSE, a galaxy make up of cups, boxes, candles, chairs, books, card and even a hotel in Brussels (yes, you read correctly, there is a hotel PANTONE), which fill color and good design our lives, sometimes as gray and boring.

PANTONE UNIVERSE The collection is available at:

Passeig de Gracia, 96
08008 Barcelona
+34 932 156 050

Category: Shopping | 1 September, 2011
Illustration: Anna Solsona




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