A tree trunk will almost certainly be part of a piece of furnishing, chairs in the most likely cases. Normally they would undergo further procedures to make them functional but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Panton Chair.
A single tree trunk and special skills behind a chainsaw resulted in the Panton Chair, molded carefully by a chainsaw specialist. The carved beech trunk resulted with the intention of translating the original design of Verner Panton into another material with slight modifications in the structural form.
The chair design is credited to the vision of Matthias Brandmaier.