When we typically think of Danish Modern designers, images of light, minimalist, functional spaces that have mastered the art of hygge come to mind. While there’s no doubt Denmark-born Verner Panton was devoted to function, he brought funky, bold-lined moves that have little in common with hygge’s more quiescent vibes. From his signature Panton chair to his futuristic VP Globe Lamp, Panton created work that immerses users in a sensorial experience and encourages them to get in the groove, both figuratively and literally.Read More
For anyone who’s ever fantasized about owning a zoo, but considered themselves a little too sensible to take the plunge, the animal creations of Mario Lopez Torres and Sergio Bustamante are your low-maintenance Zootopia dreams come true. Crafted of wicker (Lopez Torres) and a mix of metals (Bustamante), these artisan animals are prime for imbuing even the tamest of interiors with a touch of the wild side. As interior designers continue to embrace everything Animalia—from Scalamandre’s tiger stripes to La Barge’s brass-hoofed coffee tables—Mario Torres Lopez and Sergio Bustamante’s animals are only gaining traction (Martha Stewart is rumored to be among Bustamante’s biggest fans). With prices climbing, and next-level collector’s status near guaranteed, here’s everything you need to know about these two Mexican-born animal masters and their bevy of beasts.Read More
Editors may have declared animal print back ‘in’ at the culmination of this year’s Autumn/Winter Fashion week (thanks to a bevy of feline-forward frocks sent down the runway by designers ranging from Givenchy to Calvin Klein), but that begs the questions: did animal print every really go out?