heART and Design: Love Affair With the Panton Chair

I had once heard that the heart wants what it wants. If that assumption were true, would it be applicable to my love affair for the Panton Chair?

Truth be told, I have never adored a single piece of furniture (/ART ) as much as I love the this one. In fact, six years ago, I told myself this piece of history would be my first luxury purchase. For the time being, I have cushioned myself on it countless times (in various stores and public spaces) and I never tire of doing so.

In technical terms, Panton chair is formed after the human body and has a cantilevered base. The iconic Verner Panton designed it in the late 1960s- with the assistance of Vitra. Also, it is the first “fully plastic chair made from a single section.”

For the market, it is safe to say, Panton chair’s success is due to its cunning + stunning appeal together with its relentless versatility. From the modern 60s look, to the contemporary eclectic era of the 21st century, it is comparable to a chameleon morphing its way into every scenario it faces. A handful of which portrayed below:

The ultimate example would be its appearance at Bartholomew Church in Eastern bohemia by Maxim Velcovsky.

What more can we ask for from a single piece of furniture?

….What about the kids, you ask?

 

This was set to production almost twelve years ago. Talk about being ahead of the trends.

I guess communities of people are having this love affair along with me after all.

For the mean time, I’d have to satiate my longing with visuals, so I have created a pin board entirely dedicated to this piece of art (and since imitation is a form of flattery, there are some unoriginals included within the board). Enjoy! xx

Delightful Habytation: Harriet Anstruther

Rarely do I see an interior space receiving immediate response of: “My dream home!” But with the perfect turn of events, I came across Harriet Anstruther’s self-designed, eye-candy abode and marveled at how she almost perfectly got my taste. Browsing through her website, I didn’t  realize I screen-capped her entire house!

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 You always read it on good, worthwhile coffee table books: details matter a great deal.

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Luxury and ingenuity redefined.

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(Formal Living Room) In fashion, I believe this style should be what’s referred as “androgynous.” It’s applicable to interior spaces as well. 😉

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No write-up necessary.

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(Living Room) Give me this for a living room and I’d have no qualms whatsoever.

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I would give up any chair I own to have an original Panton Chair.

I’d give all chair I ever owned to have a Panton Chair with this home office.

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I could only hope for this. Colors are largely too masculine for my taste, but somehow the floral arrangement, feminine form of the armchair, the shabby pedestal, and walls brimmed with images gave off enough femininity to still be a dream of mine.

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“Grand” and “elegance” in their most simplistic, down-to-earth interpretation.

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Odd as it is, this corridor leading to the bathroom is my icing on this cake. It’s becoming rare to witness such design priority given to a space perceived “unworthy” of design. Lined french doors could apparently do so much, and those wood parquet are complementing beyond description.

Visit her website for more of these appetizing interiors. Happy Tuesday!