Bookbag, $50. Designed by Whitbread Wilkinson under license
Bag Mustard Yellow 15-0955 TPX, $90. Designed by Whitbread
Wilkinson under license from Pantone.
Eyeglasses manufactured under Pantone license by EyeConcept.
Family of Pantone mugs,
original 10 colors, $120.
Housewares Peppermills, the Pantone Series.
But not all of the company’s product partnerships are geared at direct-to-consumer sales. For example, these personalized iPod and iPod Touch cases run $19.99 each with free personalization.
Red Pantone Tin, £11.02
Folding chairs, designed by Selab for Seletti, via If
It’s Hip It’s Here
SeaVees 09/63 sneaker series, based on colors from the original Pantone Matching System.
Success breeds (unauthorized) imitators, some of them damn clever, if unlikely to get made. You have to admire punster-designer Paul Finn of Fitzroy & Finn, who coined the Pantone Swatch-watch (get it?) with Ben Lancaster of Stylo. Not a half-bad brand association for a strategy based on a rhyme.
Unauthorized Rubitone design
concept by Ignacio Pilotto, using Pantone colors.
Other Pantone homages take ordinary multi-colored objects, like Rubik’s Cubes, and deliver them back subtly altered, less garish to the design-tuned eye.
The Human Pantone, by artist Pierre David, via TheCoolist
Rainbow, designed by Bates 141 Jakarta for Basheer Graphic