The furnishing of the Spiegel Publishing House buildings in Hamburg is considered one of the most outstanding examples of Panton’s interior design and one of the few Verner Panton-designed buildings still in existence.

Panton designed the courtyard and lobby, the lobby and entrance area, the canteen and bar areas, and the swimming pool for employees in the basement of the building for the famous news magazine, which moved into its modernized building on Ost-West Street in Hamburg in 1969. Panton designed color schemes for editorial conferences and lounges, and used these color schemes in the corridors. Thus, again, color schemes became an important design element that enabled Panton’s typical combination of room design.

The Spiegel publishing house was designed by Verner Panton and according to the contract, all furniture had to be ordered from Knoll International. The specially designed mirror lighting used on the walls and ceilings was of great importance. Although the swimming pool area was soon destroyed by a fire and the entrance and lobby underwent a major redesign in the 90s, the canteen has so far remained in its original version and today represents a unique and valuable historical document.